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  1. Just saw this.


    Thanks for reaching out, NTM.


    I don't check CC much anymore, so my apologies to those who find me hard to contact.


    Other contact info is cgroom at gmail.

  2. Sobo,

    I think you should read up on the 'one drop rule.'


    Here is the wiki entry for the concept; here is succinct essay on the topic.


    I respect your opinion, and enjoy your posts, but your premise in this thread is dead wrong, and dangerously sweeps under the rug centuries of racism in America.



    If a man is black enough to have trouble getting a taxi after dark, if a man is black enough to have store security trail along behind him whlie he shops, if a man is black enough to get pulled over for DWB, then he's black enough to claim the title 'black.'


    Peace out, and congratulations on our great new president.

  3. Thanks Oly. This place feels pretty awesome. I'm gonna stretch my wings 'n' stuff in here- stretch the envelope too. Let me know if I get out of line.

  4. BD assumes that ALL THE BAR TACKS RIP, including the last one at the main clip-in loop. The only one that would tear is the one you short clipped into, leaving you still safely clipped in to the anchor.


    So what's the point of the video?


    The pocket strength of a daisy chain is about 2kN, and the length of a daisy is about 1.4 meters.

    If we assume a 1 meter static fall onto a short-clipped daisy, you'll generate about 8kN (I'll show my calculations if CBS insists). Your daisy will definitely blow at the bar-tack, and it will then continue blowing out bar-tacks until all of the force is dissapated.


    I think the concern about how you use a daisy is valid. Someone suggested tying an overhand in the end of your daisy and always clipping the end- sounds like good advice to me.