Fast Roping - Page 3




 
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September 30th, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
If you see someone aussie fast ropin that usually means they did it wrong.
September 30th, 2004  
sunb!
 
 

Topic: Sorry


Sorry for posting believing the topic was rapelling, I thought fast roping and rappeling was the same thing but "hey I did learn something new today"

No idea on fast roping from a hocus - I'll leave that one for the pros...
September 30th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
No, fast roping is far more "simpler" and doesn't require a harness. The technique is also very different.
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September 30th, 2004  
Eric
 
Thanks sooners1.
Fast roping is from an Helicopter.
A good pair of gloves is needed.
From a Chinook, you get the choice between 3 ropes!!!
As soon as you hit the deck, you must step/rool aside because another pair of combat boots is following you, filled up with 200 pounds of meat, bones and equipment rushing down, followed by another, and another....
I believe I still have British soles imbedded in my back!
September 30th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
Fast Roping:





The Helicopter Fast Roping Instructor (HFRI) course provides students with the skills necessary to train others to deplane speedily from military helicopters from heights of up to 90 feet surface clearance. The minimum generic rank for attendance is substantive Sergeant. The course is primarily for Royal Navy personnel to enable rapid boarding of maritime platforms. Course duration is up to 3 days. There are up to 12 HFRI courses each training year.
October 1st, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Cool pics.
October 1st, 2004  
so called chris ryan
 
Hi.Thanks for the feedback.Its great.The reason i wanted to know is because some so called mate of mine basically took advantage of my girlfriend and i wanted to give some good old regenge! They all usually camp in our local woods on a satuday night and frequently go for a walk so i was thinking i could climb a tree above them before they get there, fast rope down frightening the life out of him and doing what ever i feel like doing!If i used a pair or 2 of normal garden gloves, would that be ok? From about a height of 20 feet tops.
Thanks
Dan
October 1st, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Better be sure of your rope and your tie off. Or things could go south.
Leather Gloves. If you've never fast roped before you might wanna reconsider. You can't just use any old rope.
October 1st, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Accident waitin to happen is all I can say here.
October 1st, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Around here we call it a " Hey Bubba Watch this."