Welcome to SP!  -
Areas & RangesMountains & RocksRoutesImagesArticlesTrip ReportsGearOtherPeoplePlans & PartnersWhat's NewForum

Cutting a rope without a knife

Tips, tricks, workouts, injury advice.
 

Cutting a rope without a knife

Postby Nikolas_A » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:24 pm

I read about it in Andy Kirkpatrick's blog and wanted to test it for myself. I was really impressed and I made this video to demonstrate. Try it!

It also makes you think about how important it is not to let your ropes rub against each other or against slings.

User Avatar
Nikolas_A

 
Posts: 604
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:25 pm
Location: Athens, Greece
Thanked: 3 times in 2 posts

The following user would like to thank Nikolas_A for this post
96avs01, mrchad9

Re: Cutting a rope without a knife

Postby Baarb » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:56 pm

That is pretty eye-opening. Saying that though you can cut through a drain pipe with a piece of string; s'pose it's all about a bit of friction and heat.
User Avatar
Baarb

 
Posts: 398
Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:42 pm
Location: The Village with Three Corners
Thanked: 42 times in 29 posts

Re: Cutting a rope without a knife

Postby mrchad9 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:24 pm

Impressive. I would have thought it possible, but not nearly so quickly.
User Avatar
mrchad9

 
Posts: 4200
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:01 am
Location: San Ramon, California, United States
Thanked: 1214 times in 823 posts

Re: Cutting a rope without a knife

Postby Kai » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:02 am

My boot laces are 2mm dynema. I guess I know what to do if I need to cut some rope and don't have a knife.
User Avatar
Kai

 
Posts: 700
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:26 pm
Location: Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Thanked: 54 times in 40 posts


Return to Technique and Training

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

© 2006-2013 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.