frauenfelder at June 12th, 2014 17:04 — #1
cementimental at June 12th, 2014 17:34 — #2
If I needed a grappling hook I'd get one of Tom Sachs' ones http://www.tomsachs.org/item/grappling-hooker
jorpho at June 12th, 2014 18:28 — #3
The question remains: why carry a grappling hook in your luggage? Especially one advertised as "Not for climbing" ?
I guess it's handy if you want to hang something on display in a hurry?
EDIT: Clicking the link reveals that it is "absurd" and legitimately useful "to retrieve things from rooftops and trees".
jonaseggeater at June 12th, 2014 18:31 — #4
Most importantly, who cares?
telecinese at June 12th, 2014 19:06 — #5
The real question is, why not?
telecinese at June 12th, 2014 20:38 — #6
Clearly an old-school adventure gamer. When in doubt, carry it with you. Yes, even the chewed up gum and rancid mayo. You never know.
bcsizemo at June 12th, 2014 21:09 — #7
That design is horrible. Why have the rope end be the cap? What is this I don't even.
leicester at June 12th, 2014 22:11 — #8
And the 10' pole is just too bulky for commuting...
glitch at June 12th, 2014 22:54 — #9
brainspore at June 12th, 2014 23:24 — #10
kentkb at June 12th, 2014 23:27 — #11
When I was young I wanted a Batman Utility Belt, with all the cool stuff it contained.
As an adult working as a Union Stagetech in movies and theater, I made one.
Daily I carried a tool belt with all the things I may need for that daily job.Claw hammer, C wrench, 4 in 1 screwdriver, mini pry bar,flashlight, Gaff tape, electrical tape, double head nails, impact screw gun and zip screws when needed, on and on.
For rigging about 30 meters of 550 cord and a fish weight on the end to throw over beams to pull up a real climbing rope or cables.
Though retired now, I think I need one of these.
Thanks John and Mark.
retepslluerb at June 13th, 2014 00:54 — #12
jonaseggeater at June 13th, 2014 02:00 — #13
And the other eight people in this thread (including you)? No, I don't care. This thread is dumb dumb dumb.
acerplatanoides at June 13th, 2014 02:38 — #14
is your question about this awesome tool, about the contents of this interesting bag overall, or maybe about what your hosts have chosen to provide you free of charge,? or is it actually a meta comment regarding your own... was that posturing?
i say the 4th choice, but thats just my opinion.
retepslluerb at June 13th, 2014 05:33 — #15
I think I'm going to call this behaviour from now on “posturbating”. Thanks for the inspiration.
telecinese at June 13th, 2014 07:47 — #16
Love the "it's not very popular so it's no good" argument.
Calls to mind the recent discussion about how the metrics that have been driving the quality of internet content creation to the ground (think of the tabloidy, buzzfeedy clickbaity slideshowy style that is becoming the norm) are, well, bullshit.
To roughly paraphrase someone else, "thinking a larger number of people 'engaging' means the content is better is like thinking TV Guide was higher quality writing than the New York Times because it used to be read by 20 times more people".
sim0n at June 13th, 2014 07:54 — #17
Googling for "micro grappling hook" reveals that they're supposedly used in Iraq for remotely setting off IED trip wires.
clamb at June 13th, 2014 17:13 — #18
Carrying a grappling hook in your luggage makes no sense to me. Every scenario I can imagine where I would find myself in sudden need of a grappling hook requires that I find it in my pocket.
billstewart at June 13th, 2014 20:02 — #19
Spoiler Alert! You left out the critical quote. (Rot13 for the non-tl;dr folks)
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Seems like a perfectly adequate reason to me
frauenfelder at June 17th, 2014 17:04 — #20
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