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Splicing still a popular arborist pastime

Splicing still a popular arborist pastime

Richard Tregoweth - Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Nine out of ten lengths of climbing rope sold through Treetools has an eye spliced into one end. 100% of the lanyards sold now have a splice and friction hitches probably run at about 2:1 spliced versus un-spliced.

With the arrival of commercial splicing companies like DB Tree and i-Splice on thescene spliced rope lengths are readily available and this almost negates the need to learn how to splice for ones self… or, at least, that is whatyou might expect.

Everyday, climbers are in the store looking for information about splicing. The economics of splicing your own gear is one factor but in a lot of casesthe reason for personal splicing is the opportunity to gain a better knowledge and understanding of the ropes being climbed on.

Over the next few weeks we'll be adding a splicing section to the website. The splicing section will include 'how to' books and DVD's, splice trainingkits and complete fid sets along with specialist rope pens, scissors, needles and whipping.

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