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Re: Anchor Wars
Ok, here is the quote from Mainesail initial testing in "Another Next Generation Anchor Enters the Market Post #146
Now that is completely credible. Each generation should be an improvement over the last, and so I have no trouble believing the Mantus is very good. But having used Rocna and Manson I know what they will do. Dragging them at very low scope on hard sand with no chain is silly. If the tester had lifted the rope just a bit higher none would have bit, and from that we could conclude that a rock would serve as well.
Bolts? When new I'm sure it is rock solid, as that is easier to engineer than a weld. After 15 years? Only testing to destruction could say, but I suspect periodic bolt replacement would be needed for heavy users. 5 years? Wait longer and they won't come out. I would lean towards all welded, as the bolts bring me no up-side. Not a criticism so much as feedback for the manufacturer to consider.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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