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Old 07-09-2011, 09:08 AM   #16
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Placed an order on the website, emailed Victor.
Thanks for arranging this.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:21 PM   #17
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Sunday, Los Padres NF

This happened to us on Sunday: Whata Trail in Los Padres National Forrest, about half way up Frazier Mountain: too much for my gal's F650GS twin... Steep rock face section, not enough clearance...
Out came our aztek pulley system and 20 minutes later we had the bike clear (we needed a little longer to catch our breath though ).

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The Aztek is rated at 36kn and very commonly used as a people rescue system. However, it's 8mm rope also makes it the bulkiest component in my road kit (it takes up more than half the space).

One more comment about pulley ratio: The Aztek has a 4:1, but when you have to "drag" the bike (~440lbs in this case), i.e. because it's crash plate / side stand / foot pegs are sitting on the rock (as happened here) or it's on its side, then 5:1 really makes the difference. In those instances I use a Figure 8 Belay Device at one end of the pulley system to run the rope through one more time, bringing my system up to 5:1.

If I can manage to score one in this bulk sale I'll try out the EZ-Pull next time we go up there - that darn rock face will still be up there, waiting

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Old 07-11-2011, 09:08 PM   #18
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order placed
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:17 AM   #19
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Mine arrived quite quickly and looks well-built, solid, etc. Now I just need to come up with a couple of pieces of rope (thinking perhaps retired climbing rope if I can find some) so I can attach the blocks to the bike and an anchor point....and then put it on the bike and hope that I only need to use it to help someone else out.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:15 PM   #20
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EZPull Group Buy Ending

OK, check the first post to make sure that you, or someone you know on the list has either ordered, or been notified. I think I got everyone (sorry if you got more than 1 notice). The group buy is over Friday, July 15th, 2011. As some people work odd shifts, are out of town, etc., you must place your order on or before July 17th, 2011. That gives you the whole weekend to order, or decide if you want it or not.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:04 PM   #21
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Order placed, email sent.

Thank you for organizing this
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:23 PM   #22
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Got mine a couple days ago, looks great. I will use locking carabiners and "Mule Tape" to extend the reach.
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Old 07-14-2011, 02:54 PM   #23
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Is shipping to Oztralia possible - not wanting to cause anyone greif so just say bugger off if it is
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:07 PM   #24
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Is shipping to Oztralia possible - not wanting to cause anyone greif so just say bugger off if it is
I believe so, but you would have to email Victor directly to get the shipping cost. His email address is listed in the instructions in post #2.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:31 AM   #25
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ordered, email sent and PM sent.

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Old 07-15-2011, 04:24 PM   #26
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Just ordered mine should be nice If I ever need it.
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:00 PM   #27
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Is it too late to jump on this? I can order it by the deadline.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:49 PM   #28
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:23 PM   #29
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Is it too late to jump on this? I can order it by the deadline.
Go ahead and use method 1 described in post #2. I'm already shipping 7, so method 2 is full.
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:27 AM   #30
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Sent you a PM.

I have ordered.

Thanks for this.
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