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    Been away from computer for awhile, so over time I have many questions.

    In our gear bags we have some swivels but have never used them. So my dumb question of the month, what are they for? I think they are used when raising a litter at high angle.

    As the new guy, I am afraid to ask to many questions as some of the guys seem put off by questions, so I come here.

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    Swivels prevent twisting of ropes and systems. Long raises/lowers on a single MA (like a big 4:1 into a deep manhole for example) might twist your system, adding "noise" (friction) into the system when ropes rub on each other.

    Often we also see them used on the bridals for a horizontal basket raise, when you have the need to change orientation of the basket.

    In addistion we have built some 5:1 pick off rigs with a swivel between the MA system and the patient, allowing you to better position the patient without twisting you MA.
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    [QUOTE=MichaelXYZ;1334558]Been away from computer for awhile, so over time I have many questions.

    As the new guy, I am afraid to ask to many questions as some of the guys seem put off by questions, so I come here.

    Hi Michael. It's been my experience that a lot of the guys that are put off by you asking questions are really put off because they don't know the answers and don't want to be found "lacking" in their knowledge. It is so much easier to just ease through this job than to put forth the effort it takes to be good at it. And if you are truly good at it, you don't mind sharing your knowledge and experience by answering questions.

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    [QUOTE=rsqman;1338715]
    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelXYZ View Post
    Been away from computer for awhile, so over time I have many questions.

    As the new guy, I am afraid to ask to many questions as some of the guys seem put off by questions, so I come here.

    Hi Michael. It's been my experience that a lot of the guys that are put off by you asking questions are really put off because they don't know the answers and don't want to be found "lacking" in their knowledge. It is so much easier to just ease through this job than to put forth the effort it takes to be good at it. And if you are truly good at it, you don't mind sharing your knowledge and experience by answering questions.

    Mike Dunn
    I would be surprised that people do not put as much effort in this job as needed, after all this is the best job in the world and I would think one would do all they can to learn all they can and be the best. What other job is there where kids just gleam at you as you drive by? Lets face it, we have the best job in the world.

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    Speaking of swivels, these are really nice.

    http://rockexotica.com/products/pull...k_pulleys.html

    And no, I don't work for Rock.

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    Rock exotica makes some cool gear, that system would go well with their Vortex. I have one of their Orca Pirate carabiners and it is sweet. And no, I don't work for Rock Exotica either.

    http://compare.ebay.com/like/3604256...Types&var=sbar

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