E10 - AZ Vortex (Part I of II) Belay High, Low or Through an AZTEK?

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4:00 YouTube Video - Vortex drop 2012 Paper - 2007 ITRS Presentation on Belay Line Tests with Vortex "Again.....Are you REALLY on Belay" (part 2) - Reed Thorne from Ropes that Rescue

6:20 YouTube Video: Rope Rescue Systems Testing - Main/Belay (Back-up) Failures

Kirk Mauthner Sharp Edge Testing in - EMBC Rope Rescue NIF Equipment Testing Summary Report 2016 (cmd + f and search 'sharp edge')

13:43 YouTube Video - How Far Will You Fall? - Tom Pendley

45:40 CMC Rope Rescue Manual

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