In PLP's (maker of Big Grips) instruction sheet they
go one step further - they state that thimbles (when
used alone as in thimble-to-thimble joints) have been
known to collapse (under "high tension" - not defined)
and they recommend using a cylinder of sorts
(bolt/pin/insulator) on which to wrap the thimbles,
thus providing additional support.
Texas Towers suggested I use a pin shackle at that
joint, but the radius of these shackles is so small
that I can't imagine them helping very much.
Since I have more insulators than thimbles I
considered using them at this junction (though I
hate "wasting" them this way - I can buy thimbles
locally, not so insulators).
> email@example.com writes:
> > Shouldn't the guy grip go around something that
> > maintains its radius? Does it matter?
> Yes, it should be a thimble-to-thimble connection.
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