Originally Posted by oopsiflipped
really? are you just saying that or speaking from personal experience? my vertical rope rescue classes were a few years ago, but i don't remember having to do much sawing to cut a rope under tension.
Personal experience. The pressure applied w/ the knife to a rope under tension is about the same as cutting a loop your holding w/ the one hand and cutting w/ the other.
I only say this because it seems many people think a rope under tension will "pop" when a knife is lighty touched to it. Just saying it still takes an effort to get through it. Not necessarily sawing, but effort.