What is the weakest part of a z-drag? - Mountain Buzz

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Old 10-31-2016   #1
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What is the weakest part of a z-drag?

I am planning on building my z-drag kit this winter and was wondering which parties most likely to fail. To me, it seems that the prussik cord is the weakest link. Any thoughts?

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Old 10-31-2016   #2
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Ya, probly the Prussik.
I personally like it that way, I think if something were to break, that would be where I'd want it to happen. Seems less catastrophic then the other options.
How it is connected at either end, could become the week link, if done wrong.
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I agree with Mattman, the prussik should be your controlled failure point. if you break the rope or a carabiner/pully you will have a large mass flying through the air and it could damage something or someone. Always make sure you dampen the system, what ever the set up, clip a pfd for a dry bag to the load stand of the rope so if it does break that will slow it down.
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