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u can has RDA

Dey told u whut it wuz gonna be like.
Episode:  Trumbo’s World, Season 1           Screen Capture from:  RDA.com

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thothmes From: thothmes Date: 4th April 2013 01:19 (UTC) (Link)
Oh stop hemping-and-hawing, and sisal the opportunities available to you. I'm betting you were roped into this scheme because you had some pull, but if you don't get moving they might just think you're merely stringing them along.

I think we'd all be happy to hear just exactly how knotty a boy you plan to be.

[If memory serves, RDA said he got some painful rope burn filming this, and looking at him lowering himself bare-handed with what looks like a natural fabric rope in a reasonably thin strand, I wouldn't be surprised. It certainly makes my hands uncomfy to look at it!]
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 4th April 2013 01:24 (UTC) (Link)

that strikes a cord

Oo, I hadn't heard that story. It's certainly plausible -- although synthetic rope burns much worse. But, yeah, use gloves for rappelling, please.
thothmes From: thothmes Date: 4th April 2013 01:33 (UTC) (Link)

Re: that strikes a cord

Yeah, I guess I knew that about rope burns and synthetic rope, although as a lifeguard they always give you synthetic rope for ring buoys etc. because natural rope rots, and of course lifeguards don't show up for work in gloves. I know that there are some natural ropes that are pretty prickly too, particularly if they are damp and a little frayed.
lolmac From: lolmac Date: 4th April 2013 02:20 (UTC) (Link)
Jute and (as it happens) sisal are horrible on the hands. Cotton's got a much easier 'hand', but doesn't hold up against the elements. Hemp is, in fact, the very queen of natural fibers for ropes -- it tears up the hand far less, slides better, but still holds well. Unfortunately, natural fibers can't be rated with acceptable accuracy for bearing heavy loads. Hemp is also dreadfully expensive.

Do not ask me how I come to know all this. ;)
lothithil From: lothithil Date: 4th April 2013 03:04 (UTC) (Link)
Hey Mac! Wanna help me perfect my pick-up lines? *hubba hubba*
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