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graham:
Howdy,
I have older BD Vipers which I've converted to leashless however I would like to be able to clip into the spike hole but that's where I have my fang attached.  Is there a fang available that attaches to the bottom of the handle instead of the spike hole?  Any suggestions?  Thanks, Graham

ELM:
   Are thinking of clipping in for a teather: meaning no body weight just so if you drop the tool it is attacted to you? If so you could rig a thin piece of metal with two holes in it: Think number eight. Slide one end so it's under your conversion and gets screwed down by one of the fixing bolts and the other end could be free for clipping.
   Juat don't get into drilling the handle. You run the risk of just destroying any integrity the handle has.

graham:

--- Quote from: ELM on August 08, 2013, 08:42:40 AM ---   Are thinking of clipping in for a teather: meaning no body weight just so if you drop the tool it is attacted to you? If so you could rig a thin piece of metal with two holes in it: Think number eight. Slide one end so it's under your conversion and gets screwed down by one of the fixing bolts and the other end could be free for clipping.
   Juat don't get into drilling the handle. You run the risk of just destroying any integrity the handle has.

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Thanks very much for your reply Ed!  Good questions about my clipping-in intentions. Full body weight is my intention as I would like to clip in to my tool during those times just before my arms get pumped out. 

perswig:
Now, I generally don't know WTF I'm talking about, and I'm pretty sure yer gonna die if you take my advice, but ...

(and by the way, what on Earth are you doing thinking ice in August, man!? -- just kidding, I've been surfing mixed climbing porn since June)

... if you're looking for emergency hang point(s) vs. tether, this is what I did in the days BN ("before Nomics", thanks to that gear whore Grammy - hey, Grammy! Hope things are well with you!)





It's 5 or 6 mil accessory cord threaded through the 'normal' hang/wt bearing point from the leash clip.  Keeps weight over intended part of shaft, limiting shifting of the point, blah blah blah.  Pretty sure the cord's rating is as stout as the hardware holding the clip to the tool.  Still can use leashes if desired.

Anyway, just my take.  YMMV.  I assume no liability to you or the executors of your estate (grin).
Dale

graham:

--- Quote from: perswig on August 08, 2013, 12:53:36 PM ---Now, I generally don't know WTF I'm talking about, and I'm pretty sure yer gonna die if you take my advice, but ...

(and by the way, what on Earth are you doing thinking ice in August, man!? -- just kidding, I've been surfing mixed climbing porn since June)

... if you're looking for emergency hang point(s) vs. tether, this is what I did in the days BN ("before Nomics", thanks to that gear whore Grammy - hey, Grammy! Hope things are well with you!)







It's 5 or 6 mil accessory cord threaded through the 'normal' hang/wt bearing point from the leash clip.  Keeps weight over intended part of shaft, limiting shifting of the point, blah blah blah.  Pretty sure the cord's rating is as stout as the hardware holding the clip to the tool.  Still can use leashes if desired.

Anyway, just my take.  YMMV.  I assume no liability to you or the executors of your estate (grin).
Dale

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This is definitely something worth considering Dale.  I really appreciate the feedback!

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