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    Default Harness rigging question.

    We are looking to piece together some bailout kits for testing purposes. Trying out different types of descenders. The one component we have not been able to find is the short loop of webbing that goes between the harness side carabiner and the descender side carabiner. I do not even know what the name of the item is, if there even is a name, so google searches have been futile.

    I see this small loop on the prepackaged systems. It basically brings the descender away from your body on internal type harnesses which typically only have a D-ring above the waistline.

    Anybody know where to get one of these or have one made?

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    I think I know what your talking about. I used a 4-5" prusik with a triple fisherman to connect the two and get the decent device out farther away from my body. That help? Maybe?

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    Petzl Bail out bags and gemtor harness my department uses.
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    I agree with the prussik. I use a prussik on mine also to bring the device farther away from my body. They are cheap and easily made and replaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambrose33 View Post
    Petzl Bail out bags and gemtor harness my department uses.
    What? Did you even read my question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrescue View Post
    I agree with the prussik. I use a prussik on mine also to bring the device farther away from my body. They are cheap and easily made and replaced.

    Great, thanks for the info. Ill talk to the rope guy and let him know. Thanks!

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    If you really want it for looks - you can use 1" webbing (reinforced tubular) tied with a water knot to make a loop - but FWIW - I'd just get a spool of cord and tie some prusik loops with some double fishermans bends also.
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    WD, there is a short piece of webbing with links, or loops sewn into it that is referred to as a descender 8 link. It is designed for use with figure 8's, but may fit your bill, not sure. I know CMC makes them, and would venture to guess that other rope equipment manufacturers do as well. We have a few of them for the guys who like to get the figure 8 away from them when rappelling. Personally not a fan of it, but if it makes some other guy more comfortable then what the heck I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WD6956 View Post
    What? Did you even read my question?
    Obviously not my bad. But I do agree with the prussik.
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