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Old 02-07-2011, 05:18 PM
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Have you guys seen those movies/games like The other guys and battlefield: special forces where they use
a portable zip line to escape? Are those even real? I've never seen one up close.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:19 PM
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You mean this kind of thing?

http://visitshenandoah.indigofiles.c...Zip%20Line.JPG
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You mean portable like you get a crossbow and shoot an arrow into something solid that can hold the line and people coming down it?
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:32 PM
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Nope. Not really that one but close.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:32 PM
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You mean portable like you get a crossbow and shoot an arrow into something solid that can hold the line and people coming down it?
YES. That one.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:37 PM
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Well, I'm sure they exist (one was used in the opening sequence of The Rock), but it's not really that practical a piece of kit from my perspective. A crossbow has little to no practical use in combat today beyond what you see in movies and I'm wouldn't want to be caught in a firefight with 15 pounds (or whatever the average weight for a shoulder-fired CB is) of uselessness slung across my back slowing me down.
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