Does PURCELL PRUSSIK save you If you fall on an ASCENDER???

Does a purcell prusik shock absorb enough as a personal lanyard to prevent an ascender from desheathing a climbing rope if you were to...

Does a purcell prusik shock absorb enough as a personal lanyard to prevent an ascender from desheathing a climbing rope if you were to take a short fall while passing an obstacle? "A little" is the answer but 1/2" ropes are so burly that they won't desheath even with a static sling in our tests but we only had about 150lbs falling in this test. However, your spine may not appreciate 5kN+ so just don't fall. OUR RESULTS 1/2" rope with purcell - 4.10kN - Did NOT desheath - purcell slipped half way 1/2" rope with purcell - 5.18kN - Did NOT desheath - purcell slipped half way 8mm rope with purcell - 5.36kN - Did NOT desheath - purcell slipped a little 8mm rope with dyneema sling - 5.69kN - Rope Desheathed! 1/2" rope with dyneema sling - 5.8kN - Did NOT desheath Our guest: Matt O’Donnell from Ebbetts Pass Fire District - modonnell@epfd.org Our drop tower has a https://www.perfectdescent.com/ 10% supports us They sell Samson SK75 & Marlow SK78 & SK99 Dyneema Behind the Scenes It's great to get insight from people like Matt O'Donnell to see what the concerns are for other industries like fire fighting. We Check out this battery powered ascender and see one of the only videos online showing you inside of it.