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    Pulleys - What Everyone Should Know

    Seems a lot of fellow wheelers I talk with, regardless their experience level, aren't comfortable talking about using pulleys. So I thought I'd share...

    Whether you have a winch or not, if you're taking your rig off-road, sooner or later you're going to need to be pulled out of a predicament using a line.

    If you're using a line other than a snatch strap, you really should be at least minimally aware of how pulleys work and how they can save you a lot of effort.

    Found this great video on YouTube that pretty much shows you all you need to know. Others that can get into interesting ways to do advanced rigging, but this video is what off-road wheelers really should know.

    Cheers!


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    Pulleys - What Everyone Should Know

    Quote Originally Posted by jtpedersen View Post
    Seems a lot of fellow wheelers I talk with, regardless their experience level, aren't comfortable talking about using pulleys. So I thought I'd share...
    Ive literally never heard anyone that is not comfortable talking about a snatch block.

    Do we need to watch a video for you to tell us that a snatch block doubles the pulling power?


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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Ive literally never heard anyone that is not comfortable talking about a snatch block.

    Do we need to watch a video for you to tell us that a snatch block doubles the pulling power?


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    I mean, I'm kinda uncomfortable talking about snatch blocks. Or is this not what we're talking about? I didn't watch the video....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    Ive literally never heard anyone that is not comfortable talking about a snatch block.

    Do we need to watch a video for you to tell us that a snatch block doubles the pulling power?
    I've run into folks that haven't a clue. But, if you know all you need to know, don't watch .

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    I’ve never been uncomfortable talking about a snatch

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    This thread got entertaining quickly. A good snatch can do that tho.

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    after a certain age, snatch block is more common than not...

    damn I miss the 70's never even knew about snatch block then...

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    Alright since we’re on the subject of snatch blocks. Had anyone used those rope “pulleys” that are becoming popular? I look at them and even with their smooth and polished designs think they would just add so much strain and wear to the rope as it rotates. As well as soft shackles, I would feel uncomfortable using a soft shackle through my D-ring tabs as they are not the least bit rounded over. The edge isn’t “sharp” but a few thousand pounds on it and I don’t trust them. And more and more I see them being sold with the anti abrasion sleeve which makes me think I’m right?

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    interesting video. like the explanation.

    do you all use snatch blocks or at least carry them?

    i haven't but will be picking a few up to keep in my recovery bag.

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