Double Clutching the GRiGRi while simul-rapping


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Vas Carmicheal · · Mexican Hat, UT · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 5

How many of you are employing this technique?

It can be seen pretty clearly here in this video


ViperScale · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 230

/shrug adding unnecessary danger

always nice seeing videos of what not to do

Jake Jones · · Richmond, VA · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 1,420
Vas Carmicheal wrote:

How many of you are employing this technique?

It can be seen pretty clearly here in this video

Clearly?  Idk.  All I can see is two people rapping on Gris with a long sling between them that's employed somehow for some reason.

Robert Michael · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 116

Once every month or so, Vas shows up and trolls this site. I didn't watch the video, and maybe there's a serious point, but I just figure he's getting his fix somehow.

No harm in that. I love watching people blow up over trolls.

Rock on, Vas!

David Kerkeslager · · Brooklyn, NY · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 45

Max Forbes · · Vermont & Colorado · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 114
Jake Jones wrote:

Clearly?  Idk.  All I can see is two people rapping on Gris with a long sling between them that's employed somehow for some reason.

Tethering together is often used to eliminate the typical risk of simul raps. Not to say this eliminates all risk, but in theory it prevents folks from dropping themselves by opening the device fully (you're stuck to your partner). Can also eliminate complications from one person inadvertently unweighting their strand and removing the counterbalance. Not a perfect system, and still sub-optimal and generally preferred to just rap normally. 

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,175

Another half-ass solution to a Gri problem. Ditch the Gri.

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Dumb. And what is that annoying clanking noise throughout the video? The photographer's gear?

Jake Jones · · Richmond, VA · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 1,420
FrankPS wrote:

Dumb. And what is that annoying clanking noise throughout the video? The photographer's gear?

The camera that facilitated the artful capture of the epic descent.

BigNobody · · all over, mostly Utah · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 10
Tradiban wrote:

Another half-ass solution to a Gri problem. Ditch the Gri.

There is no "Gri" problem. Only people who don't know how to use them.  

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,175
BigNobody wrote:

There is no "Gri" problem. Only people who don't know how to use them.  

That's the problem.

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,740
Max Forbes wrote:

Tethering together is often used to eliminate the typical risk of simul raps. Not to say this eliminates all risk, but in theory it prevents folks from dropping themselves by opening the device fully (you're stuck to your partner). Can also eliminate complications from one person inadvertently unweighting their strand and removing the counterbalance. Not a perfect system, and still sub-optimal and generally preferred to just rap normally. 

If one person raps of the end of the (unknotted) rope, a tether isn't going to save either one of them.

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 310

VAS.....  TFPU +1 


Max Forbes · · Vermont & Colorado · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 114
Gunkiemike wrote:

If one person raps of the end of the (unknotted) rope, a tether isn't going to save either one of them.

"Not to say it eliminates all risk" 

Firestone · · California · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 509

What "double clutching"? At what time do you clearly see it?

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,740
Max Forbes wrote:

"Not to say it eliminates all risk" 

Nor the greatest.

Mark Hudon · · Lives on the road · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 415

I can't understand why we've taken a dangerous technique and have made it more dangerous. People who fret over equalizing two 3/8" bolts, shock loading and micro fractures will happily simul rap. I don't get it. 

Kevin MP · · Redmond, OR · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 193

What's with the enormous backpack? Also, this dude has mad skills to be able to manage the selfie stick during this sketchy-ass procedure.

beensandbagged · · R.I. · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 10
Mark Hudon wrote:

I can't understand why we've taken a dangerous technique and have made it more dangerous. People who fret over equalizing two 3/8" bolts, shock loading and micro fractures will happily simul rap. I don't get it. 

This.......+1

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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