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topramen


Jul 18, 2003, 5:43 PM
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Just curious. Why is a haul bag called a pig?


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My guess and this is only a guess...

Because pigs are big fat and heavy.

Haul bags are big fat and heavy and you feel like you're hoisting a real pig up the wall...

Okay big wallers, am I close?


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Jul 18, 2003, 8:15 PM
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You guys are way off. Haulbags are actually made out of pig skin. My buddy told me this, and I didn't believe it until one night we were caught out and had to eat the pig to survive. It was like chewing on urethane coated nylon it was so tough.


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^^^^^^^^^^^

well, i believe the part about you having a buddy...


:roll: :? :shock: :wink:


karlbaba


Jul 19, 2003, 1:15 AM
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It's an acronym

It stand for

"Progress Impedence Generator"

Haul bags actually emit a force that slows down wall climbers

Peace

Karl


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Jul 19, 2003, 4:22 AM
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My Pig's name is Squeely Dan.


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my pig is named FU@K, that way I can call her, FU@K come on- come on you bit@h, FU@K up FU@K up, good girl :D


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:lol: :lol: :lol:

And you ar one fine hog caller, too, my friend!

Ed


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I stand corrected..... :lol:


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My pig is named Jeffry. Have you ever seen the serial killer specials on the Discovery channel? They always show the pre-sentencing victim impact statements from Jeffry Dahmer's trial. At his trial only a few of the many victim's family members get to speak directly to Jeffry. I think they only picked speakers who were crazier than Jeffry. One noteable African American woman pulsates with emotion and rage as she screams at her son's killer...I hate you F*&king Jeffry, I'll f*&king kill you Jeffry.

What does this have to do with my halbag? Well the first time I put it on and walked up the slabs toward the NWF of HD, I felt the rage of that woman. And as I wallored through the manzanitas desparately off route, I felt the anger stewing toward that chunk of urethane coated nylon. And when I broke a rib throwing myself into the desparate hauling, I erupted...I hate you f%&king Jeffry, I'll kill you mother f&%ker.

So, his name came to be Jeffry. I keep him tightly lashed away from me at bivis out of fear he will get out the bolt kit, drill through my skull, and copulate with my brain. He is a murderer/petafile/haulbag, I am a wall climber, we get along just fine.


dymondbak37


Jul 21, 2003, 6:28 PM
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JHump...That's pretty disturbing...I AM going to have nightmares now.


passthepitonspete


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What can I say? Some people "get it," and some people don't.

Take topramen for instance. Had he ever hauled a pig, he would know why it is called such. [Dr. Piton recommends he attempt and hopefully complete a big wall. Thenceforth, the answer will be self-evident.]

And then there's jhump.

Now there's a guy who emphatically gets it!


njbourne


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Because the more time you spend with it the more energy and enjoyment it greedily devours.


njbourne


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JHUMP,who ever thought that name up must be an incredibly funny, intelligent, talented and hansom man. No doubt he is gods gift to women. And an excellent catfisherman as well.


beyond_gravity


Jul 27, 2003, 9:10 PM
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I never really realized how bad it sounds when people say "I was humping my pig all the way to the base of the wall"


freeclmr


Jul 27, 2003, 11:29 PM
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Hey Geoff........our piggies have similar names. But hauling to Dinner ledge across those slabs I was screaming out her First, Middle, and Last names as well.......names I never even considered calling my ex......

Brian


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HAHAHA Right on Brian could ya imagne us calling together. At least you made it up though and soloing none the less, congrats how about a trip report?


climbhigher


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Because there's alot of swine in it.


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