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Jul 11, 2013
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Any huge disadvantage to using 17cm (longer) quick draw slings? It was all the store had in stock... RGJ
Joined May 8, 2012
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Jul 11, 2013
meh, not really. just a slightly longer fall. its far more likely that i'm wishing that draw i'm about to clip is a bit longer rather than being shorter. John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 1, 2004
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Jul 11, 2013
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I usually prefer the longer draws. I have noticed that they are more flexible and often the draw has rotated so that the spine lies against the rock and the gate of the clipping biner points out. Not sure this matters. Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Joined Nov 29, 2007
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Jul 11, 2013
RGJ wrote:
Any huge disadvantage to using 17cm (longer) quick draw slings? It was all the store had in stock...

I would avoid using them for the first few bolts if you might fall or for the first bolt over a ledge. But otherwise, sure, they are fine. They will help cut down on drag better compared to shorter draws. Some long draws are harder to clip though, so you may want to play with it in the store.
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From Hawaii
Joined Feb 2, 2009
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Jul 11, 2013
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Like people said, mostly advantages, like sometimes being able to clip from a lower and better stance.

The new Petzl Spirits; I have 4 of the 12 cm for the first few bolts (nice to have two on each side of my harness) and the other 9 or so are all 17 cms.
Christian
From Casa do Cacete
Joined Jul 22, 2005
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Jul 11, 2013
Christian wrote:
Like people said, mostly advantages, like sometimes being able to clip from a lower and better stance.


That's only true if the draw is already hung. Just sayin'
Vaughne
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