December 24, 2004
This is a West Marine rope.
West Marine is our new vendor for rigging. We're commissioning four or five different climbing ropes. West Marine's craftsmanship is exceptional and they engineer for applications that exceed our needs.
Posted by lauren at December 24, 2004 6:41 PM
Hi Lauren -- Ask West Marine to put a stainless steel thimble inside the eye splice to create a wear point for the 'biner. That cored hollow braid line is not cheap and, while the rest of the line is pristine, it will fail first at the eye if not protected.
Three of our ropes are from West Marine. They are holding up great.
Jeff -- At some point in the future, the eye will fail at its inside point where it rides on the 'biner if the line is not protected. It's a difficult place to inspect. If you want to over-engineer, use a thimble. As a 25 year veteran of the commercial fishing industry, I speak from experience.
I'm just pointing out safe is better than sorry. Your call Dude! ;)
jeff- I am looking for a climbing rope to hang from my pole barn about 12 ft high......just looking to wrap around joist...Is this rope good enough and which 1 from there site.. I think I will need about 15 ft...
thanks merry christmas cf
Ran 10 k easy pace (rest day after all) 57"
You know you're crossfit when you're running a 10k on rest day!
You know you are a CrossFitter when you are trying to figure out how early you have to get up to do your WOD before the kids get up.
Dennyy-The rope we got from West Marine is great. We have had it up for about 8 months and it shows no wear. We have a store in town and I went and bought it there. I'll try to figure out what kind it is for you.
Tim- good advice. I don't use the caribener set up shown. I hung my rope using multiple climbing slings run through pieces of old garden hose to avoid abrasion and provide multiple points of failure. So far we have seen no wear on slings, hose or rope. We do have the thimble on our cargo nets.
You know you're a crossfitter when you curse the gym for not having babysitting on X-mas eve so you can get in and do your deadlifts!!! Maybe I can sneak them in as "guests" and have them run through "Fran" while the regulars watch in horror!!!!!
Merry Cristmas to all, and to all a good WOD!!
workouts from wed and thurs were completed today by both me and my sister.
kls bp 115# reps 10,10,8,6,5
las bp 95# reps 6,6,7,6,4
pulldowns, mixed grips,100# 15,12,110#8,4,5
merry christmas everyone!!
Did the deadlift workout today as with each deadlift workout I have been achieving a personal record. The max weight does matter as much as the achieving the pr, and still having more reps left in me.
What I will say about Crossfit is that when I starting scaling the WOD with my husband in August, my mantra was, "This better make me a better skier..." And becoming a better skier has been my reward. I can keep up a faster pace Nordic skiing with my husband, AND (more challenging), I can keep up (sorta) with our son Alpine skiing. On the slopes, I just move my butt into deadlift position, am completely in control and have no fear of tumbling down the black diamonds.
So, thanks Coach, Lauren, Eva T., and the rest of the Crossfit community for such an inspirational site. And, most importantly, thanks to my encouraging husband ("What? You can lift way more than that!!), who is a great Crossfit coach. Thank you, too, to all of our Service Personnel who are so far from hom this holiday season.
m a r i a n n e
I,m hoping for gym free workouts
this weekend as I'll be out in the Iowa fields in my parents basement.
'Tabata This' I guess is my resort if not.
Merry Christmas...and a very belated Happy Hanukkah...to everyone. Memphis is still an ice rink from our little storm Wednesday night. It looks nice, but you could literally put on ice skates and go from place to place. I think I saw Hans Christian Andersen when I was at Starbuck's earlier.
It's times like this that I really miss SoCal. Running (other than on a treadmill) and other outdoor activites are pretty much out of the question until Sunday afternoon (we're not supposed to be back above freezing until then). Damn gyms are closed tomorrow too...argh!
On the subject of rope...I'm about to order one from here:
They will do custom lengths and the steel "eye" in the splice.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE.
A HAPPY NEW YEAR
OH YAH, WHAT'S ON TOMARROW'S PLATE. :')
You know your a crossfitter when:
You look around for the trash can for pukie before you start your workout.
You have everyone in the gym looking at you with open mouths when you do: OHS, O-lifting, Turkish Get-Ups, Tabata anything, (add your favorite here).
You smile when you hear "The Three Bars of Death"
You do 120 pull-ups and 120 dips for time.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Count me as another one who is hoping for a WOD that does not depend on the gym. My gyms are closed tomorrow. That leaves me the track, my kettlebells, abmat, med ball, jumprope, and bodyweight.
I will do the WOD in the freezing cold. How about keeping up with me Matt:)
Mike, I'm 100% down with the cold weather. I used to live in Minneapolis, so the 20s we're experiencing here aren't a big deal to me.
The problem is the (no kidding) 2" thick sheet of ice covering everything. There is literally nowhere outside that's not covered in ice. Any kind of sudden move virtually guarantees you'll end up on your ass. Sidewalks, the track, everything is ice covered. In fact, there is a pool here that I occasionally "borrow" for workouts very late/early when my schedule doesn't allow for anything else. It's an outdoor pool that they "bubble" during the winter...well, the bubble collapsed under the weight of all the snow/ice, so now I don't even have that.
I want to be doing WODs next week too...not recuperating from a broken tailbone.
Visiting home in Louisiana, I actually enjoy looking around to create a crossfit workout using what is available. I put a serious hurtin' on my sister and her boyfriend (and myself) yesterday using a few pairs of red bricks, a jungle gym, and my 65 pound nephew (try a few sets of 35 squats with a kid on your back - fun for all).
LAUREN AND GREG, THANK YOU for changing my concepts of fitness!!
loading lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh,
traveling the world in one night,
jumping down chimnies,
handling a team of reindeer ....
Santa does Crossfit.
hey--to all you guys who are iced in--a friend of mine bought a pair of yax trax (rubber thingy's with meatal spirals around them that fit over your shoes and chomp into the ice)last year, cheap, about $20 from sunny surplus or llbean or one of those. he was really skeptical and didn't want to spend alot of money, but said they worked great! if you live in a cold area, it might be worth looking into.
On the rope you won't see the wear and tear on it because the sheathing will hide it. It is the inner strands that will fail first, it is the same for climbing ropes that is why you should change your climbing rope after two major falls on it. You really do want to put something in that eye, better safe than sorry.
Too sore & worn down to do anything additional, this aging idea is getting out of hand so Rest Day has to be just that...anyway I'm on the midshift, keeping the nuke plant running smooth while you all sleep.
I did the max deadlift workout today b/c I was travelling on Thursday.
Finished with 385. BW 245.
how is the (substituted) towel pullup to be performed? and how many?
please advise. thank-you.
I agree with what you're saying. Thanks for sharing the info with us.
I agree with what you're saying. Thanks for sharing the info with us.