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Re: [TowerTalk] gorilla hooks

To: jimlux <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] gorilla hooks
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 20:48:55 -0400
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On 8/14/2010 8:42 PM, jimlux wrote:
> Roger (K8RI) wrote:
>> On 8/14/2010 12:49 PM, wrote:
>>> In a message dated 8/14/2010 8:44:34 AM Greenwich Standard Time,
>>> writes:
>>> The  gorilla hooks release and open all in the same hand gripping 
>>> motion,
>>> so it  is not appreciably slower than simply climbing or  descending.
>> Mine use a carabiner (sp?) type fastener which is a royal pain in the 
>> back side at my age. You have to twist and pull and to me the 
>> directions are backwards. Having used regular carabiners these seem 
>> different.
> There are lots of clever locking carabiner designs out there.  A lot 
> of them are really designed to be connected once (hooking the rappel 
> rack to the harness, for instance)  and disconnected once, so are 
> deliberately hard to clip/unclip.  Very different from what you'd use, 
> say, in clipping into your protection or in aid climbing, where you 
> want to be able to reach up and snap the 'biner into the loop with one 
> hand.
The ones I'm used to are almost identical to the ones linked earlier.  
You grab the hook with either hand, the thumb rests on the lock release 
while the fingers curl around the opening.  Press with your thumb which 
releases the latch and your fingers open the hook.  Simple, fast, and 


Roger (K8RI)

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