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Offline danf

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What is it?
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:25:08 PM »
Ok, I know I'm a relative noob, but what the heck is the " large wedge-type anchor" in this eBay listing?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/251223789541?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

For reference, after the listing ends, this should be the pic:

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 11:35:01 PM »
I wondered if it was a snow anchor, but thought it was somewhat odd that it was in with some climbing nuts.

Thanks.

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013, 09:30:23 AM »
NO- the stoppers are the wedge shape anchors... the other thing is a bent bit metal used by crazy people in snow  ???

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 11:47:28 AM »
It's called a 'deadman' for a reason.
If you're gonna be stupid, you gotta be tough.

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 11:54:27 AM »
LOL
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Re: What is it?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 12:09:29 PM »
It's called a 'deadman' for a reason.

oh Jezuz!!! lol  :D
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Re: What is it?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 01:40:27 PM »
Oh no you guys....you got it all wrong....

Its obviously an "Avalanche Kite"

     It was an early safety device for avalanche terrain travel.
     These were clipped on the back of the harness and in the event of an avy or slide it
     was meant to create drag as an assist during self arrest
     Legend has it that its creator was a guy named Matt Erhorn who had taken up climbing
     after serving in WWII as a Naval Aviator.  Apparently he got the idea from the tail hooks
     in common use on aircraft carrier planes.  The idea never gained widespread use and has
     thus faded into obscurity.    ;)

     

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 02:16:22 PM »
snowleapord gets his first +1

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 03:18:01 PM »
Ok, I know I'm a relative noob, but what the heck is the " large wedge-type anchor" in this eBay listing?
Whatever you do, don't buy it.
I have one in my basement that you can have. I haven't used it since 1982.
I'll throw in a 24" picket as well.

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013, 03:59:33 PM »
And shortly after....his first -1..... Your post must have pissed of lucky Luke.....he gives more negative karma than anyone here!
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Re: What is it?
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013, 04:24:31 PM »
WOW ! a 24" picket..... cut it up and have 3 tent stakes

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013, 07:26:05 PM »
WOW ! a 24" picket..... cut it up and have 3 tent stakes
Or use it to kill a really fat vampire.

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013, 07:27:45 PM »
Its a Dead Baby!  Good thing to carry in Scotland me lads!
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