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Offline danf

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Re: 12 year old Italian climbing prodigy dies
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2013, 08:42:09 PM »
In that picture from the article, those don't look at all like the Petzl strings (rubber keeper doo dads) that I have. Are those another brand or did Petzl change them sometime in the last 10 years? You couldn't possibly do what the picture shows with the Petzl strings that I own.
Those aren't Petzl strings, at least not what we can buy here in the US.  So there's either a different version for overseas or there's other brands out there.  I bought some strings last year and they look pretty similar to this that came directly from the Petzl site:

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Re: 12 year old Italian climbing prodigy dies
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2013, 09:02:19 PM »
In that picture from the article, those don't look at all like the Petzl strings (rubber keeper doo dads) that I have. Are those another brand or did Petzl change them sometime in the last 10 years? You couldn't possibly do what the picture shows with the Petzl strings that I own.
Those aren't Petzl strings, at least not what we can buy here in the US.  So there's either a different version for overseas or there's other brands out there.  I bought some strings last year and they look pretty similar to this that came directly from the Petzl site:


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Re: 12 year old Italian climbing prodigy dies
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2013, 09:36:25 PM »

Thanks, interesting stuff although blaming not wearing a helmet helmet is nonsense.

I didnít read all the threads, and Iím assuming his injuries may have been fatal with or without a helmet, but I think this is worth talking about.

<starting new thread on helmets and kids as it isnít specific to this incident>



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