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modified Gri gri question...


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Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,269


If the Gri has a micro fracture, is it still OK to use???...
Greg Opland · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2001 · Points: 227

As long as you didn't drop it. Ha ha ha.  

Tan B · · Lakewood, CO · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 10

Depends where the microfracture is

Matt S. · · Milwaukee, WI · Joined May 2018 · Points: 0

Forget micro fractures, it's the nano fractures that keep me up at night...

khoa · · Tacomarado · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 51

im personally more worried about the macro fractures

Stiles · · the Mountains · Joined May 2003 · Points: 840

If there is any doubt, there is no doubt

Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,269

I doubt that...

Tapawingo Markey · · Reno? · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 75

Why would you modify your gri gri with microfractures?

. Mobes · · MDI · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 865

Grigri microaggression is not cool brah.

Kevin Mokracek · · Burbank · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 275

Super Glue and put it in a C clamp overnight, good as new.

adeadhead · · Baltimore, MD · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 92

Better question- what are you describing as a microfracture. Can you actually see the cracks? Because if you can, that's what microfractures actually are, and yes, weld that shit into some modern art.

Otherwise you're fine. 

eli poss · · Durango, Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 507
adeadhead wrote: Better question- what are you describing as a microfracture. Can you actually see the cracks? Because if you can, that's what microfractures actually are, and yes, weld that shit into some modern art.

Otherwise you're fine. 

not quite. Those would be macrofractures. Microfractures are cracks that can't be seen by the naked eye, but aren't too common and don't decrease the strength by any meaningful amount. 

Thanks locker, wonderful comedic post. 
Kevin Mokracek · · Burbank · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 275

Micro fractures are a good thing, they increase the elasticity and give a more dynamic catch.

eli poss · · Durango, Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 507

Not to hijack your thread but...

The other day I was climbing using my nuts wedged in a crack for protection. Unfortunately I fell and I think they got some microfractures and now there's this liquid stuff dripping out. Should I go with the superglue and clamp method or just sew it back together?

Jason Todd · · Cody, WY · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 1,114

Pluck a feather out of your Down-T, rub your lover's whatever with it, then use the pointy quill side to scrape an item that no doubts needs scraping, now that it is sticky it should seal the microfractures from further propagation.  Good to MF go.

Alex Bury · · Ojai, CA · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 2,246

Microfracture....

Its when you havent decided to bail yet, but are already stacking up the excuses.

adeadhead · · Baltimore, MD · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 92
eli poss wrote:

not quite. Those would be macrofractures. Microfractures are cracks that can't be seen by the naked eye, but aren't too common and don't decrease the strength by any meaningful amount. 

Thanks locker, wonderful comedic post. 

https://rockandice.com/climbing-gear-tips/are-micro-fractures-real/


Macrofractures isn't an actual technical term.

If you can't see the damage, it's probably fine. 
eli poss · · Durango, Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 507
Jason Todd wrote: Pluck a feather out of your Down-T, rub your lover's whatever with it, then use the pointy quill side to scrape an item that no doubts needs scraping, now that it is sticky it should seal the microfractures from further propagation.  Good to MF go.

That's a waste of the good shit man! Those damn microfractures don't deserve to be getting high.

Alvin Tham · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 0

When I doubt just retire them, simple

Locker · · Yucca Valley, CA · Joined Oct 2002 · Points: 2,269
Alvin Tham wrote: When I doubt just retire them, simple

Due to suspected micro fracturing, how many gri's have you doubted and retired?

Harumpfster Boondoggle · · Between yesterday and today. · Joined Apr 2018 · Points: 110
Locker wrote:

If the Gri has a micro fracture, is it still OK to use???...

Mine wore out the first day   .

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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