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    So I started assembling a fully ratcheting ARP prototype today, got carried away, and the most lovely design in the world slowly clicked into being in my head. All stainless steel, very compact, dual triggers, about 2 lbs, should last a lifetime.

    It'll look remarkably similar to a flare pistol with a two inch OD barrel, and a horizontally mounted ratcheting spool where the rear sight's normally located. Cuts one of the cords, or both at your discretion, depending on whether you cock both hammers n pull both triggers at once, given em both barrels. The sliding cutting anvils will be eerily similar to the bolt action of an automatic rifle or pistol.

    1000 feet of kevlar cords equivalent to bouta 1000 rounds for thirty bucks, cheaper than China!

    Who's gonna pay 4 bills for the first finished n tested ARP.

    How about Daniel?

    He still flies buckets!

    I'd post pics of my prototype I'm takin to my bro to get the basic functions down, but you guys'd just laugh n say huh?

    Firing just one anvil costs only three inches of cord, whereas firing both'll cost about sixteen inches, depending on branch thickness, and how many wraps you take on it? If you take wraps? It's important to cock and fire both anvils simultaneously.

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    Huh?

    You better get some good vids up if you want people to shell out $400 sheckels for your branch shooting, slicing and holding all in one branch catching gizmo.

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    What the hell!!

    Laugh your azzes off guys!

    I kin take it.
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    You're for sure gonna need vids.

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    Branch grabbing Squish!

    Yu don't shoot till it's swung over the DZ.

    With a nice clean release? A bit like bowling, maybe put a little english on it even!

    Jomo

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    It's this spot right here that you wanna do your cord cuttin, see?

    On either side, preferably from inside the barrel. Protected from the elements.
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    How yu gonna get a tiny little 1/8 inch cord to act like a rope, so yu can hook up quickly?

    I figure hookin an 8 oz throw bag to that square thang the lines tied to in the first pick?

    Should facilitate hook up time speed considerably. Maybe even allow for Roy Roger rope tricks aloft.

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    $400 lol
    go go gadget arms lol

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    LOL @ Butch !

    How yu gonna get a tiny little 1/8 inch cord to act like a rope, so yu can hook up quickly?
    That's an important point here and not an easy one to solve : passing around the limb and tying back on the device with only one (gloved) hand.
    It has to be easy and quick to be actually used (and secure of course).
    If you need both bare hands to attach the cord, it downgrades seriously the usefulness of your device in the average job.
    It needs some brainstorming here.

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