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Highline whipper forces on an anchor - 73 meter line at CRG (Consumnes River Gorge) Placerville

We did more tests with the dynomometer on a longer line... a 73 meter long line this time. We also had more whipper volunteers for more data. Thank you Michael Melner, Scott Hong and Mitch Jacobs for slackraficing yourself for science.

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73 meter / 240 feet

Aero2 webbing with 10.5 static rope backup

Dyno on the anchor

NOTE1: 1KN = 225LBS or 102KGS

NOTE2: Tension without anyone on the line (ironically called “standing tension”) generally started at 2kn before we got on and would be approximately 1.25KN after we got off after a couple whips.

NOTE3: Numbers below are the kilonewtons while each person was standing on line and then the kilonewtons after they whipped.

Michael Melner weighs 187lbs / 84KG

3.16 to 4.72 whip near us

3.08 to 4.00 catch

3.00 to 4.16 whip on far side

Scott Hong weighs

155lbs / 70KG

3.02 to 4.48 whip near us

2.98 to 4.38 whip on far side

2.9 to 4.32 fell while sitting far side

Mitch Jacobs weighs 141lbs / 64KG

2.92 to 4.32 whip far side

2.94 to 4.36 whip far side

2.88 to 3.94 catch

2.96 to 4.38 whip near middle

Ryan Jenks weighs 155lbs / 70KG

3.08 to 4.60 whip after bouncing

Kim Weglin/Jenks weighs 125lbs / 57KG

2.62 to 3.10 catching with her legs

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