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How-to make a v-thread video
« on: December 04, 2014, 02:19:47 PM »
At the end of last season I did a couple of videos with videographer Tom Henry. I had kind of forgotten about the for a while, but here is the first in the series. It's about making v-threads. This is my first attempt at doing this kind of thing, so it's a kind of interesting. Hopefully some might find it useful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WePH16Y7EbI
« Last Edit: December 04, 2014, 02:24:13 PM by Admin Al »
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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2014, 03:57:21 PM »
Nice job. I've never thought about scratching a line with my tool to help line up the holes. I'll have to try that out the next time and see if it improves my success rate. Also a good point about doing it from a good stance. A couple of years ago 3 of us v threaded off a 4 pitch climb. For the last rap the first down stopped on a slabby ledge couldn't get the screws to connect, we made fun of him then each of us missed again. We repositioned on a small ledge a little higher up and hit it on the first try. Having both hands free, not semi hanging, and off the calves did the trick.

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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2014, 04:47:40 PM »
Nice! Looking forward to the rest of the series!

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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2014, 06:23:08 PM »
Thumbs up! 
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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2014, 09:18:28 PM »
Thanks guys… More stuff coming soon.
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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2014, 10:42:11 PM »
As someone just getting into ice climbing, this video was great. Now I just need to get a long screw and find some ice nearby to practice on.

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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2014, 07:00:36 AM »
^^
Mike, remember that early season it's easier to find pond ice than vertical ice deep enough to practice.  Also eliminates some of the variables like stance, falling ice so you can focus on getting depth and angle dialed.

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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2014, 08:32:22 AM »
Like everything, it's all a matter of practice. Dales idea about pond ice is a good one. A place like Willies is also good. You can stand there and take your time to work out all the angles.

BTW for the most part stance shouldn't be an issue. After all, 99% of the time you are doing this at your anchor or from a screw placement.
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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2014, 06:58:44 PM »
That's a very well done video Al. I actually still carry a winter draw with a water knotted sling just for this reason.

And what Petzl tools are those? And how are those kincos working out?

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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2014, 08:57:04 PM »
Essentual skill to have. Our 1st rap off the top of the prom today was equalized 13cm threads :o We did get 16cm threads for the 2nd rap 8)

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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2014, 11:32:10 PM »
That's a very well done video Al. I actually still carry a winter draw with a water knotted sling just for this reason.

And what Petzl tools are those? And how are those kincos working out?

ThnX for the kind words Mark. Those are my original style Ergo's. They are my second set.  I really like them.

The Kincos are great. I used them on Friday when it was wet and about 25 degrees and they were just fine. At under $15 they are a steal!
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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2014, 11:12:36 AM »
...gotta get me some Kinco's!

And I thought they might have been older Ergo's but just wasn't sure!

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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2014, 07:40:18 AM »
Well done Al ! When possible, I like to have the axis of the V thread set vertically. I read somewhere that it is somewhat stronger.

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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2014, 07:51:22 AM »
Here is the link : http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=4315
Somewhat geekie, but hey.

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Re: How-to make a v-thread video
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2014, 09:11:11 AM »
...thanks for sharing that link RR - that was pretty interesting reading!