Rope Centering on a Narrow Rack
By Ron Simmons, NSS #16894 (Charlottesville, VA)
I have been using one of Larry Howell's Titanium racks for some time now. The one I use is the five bar rack with the narrow frame. I love the rack and use it everywhere but needed to find a way to center the rope in the rack. Below I describe the method that I came up with.
Without any kind of guide the rope will slide off toward the eye side of the rack. I did not want to put a starter grove in my top bar or go to a larger top bar. So what I did was to let the spacers between the top two bars do the guiding, see fig. 2.
This extra effort to center the rope may seem a bit picky but I think that it improves the handling of the rack. Also with a narrow rack frame the rope will wear groves into the frame if the rope is not centered.
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