Thread: Barrelman Hoist
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Old 25 December 2018, 14:22
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Originally Posted by bugeater View Post
Skis makes a lot of sense. A really senior guy was relating recently barrelman plus tag line is over kill and an ass-pain. Also that originally the intent was that the medic was there in case of complication/crash on the ride up, but sending the medic up first then hoisting the sked w a tagline can be easier.
Taglines work well in some cases, but in a tactical environment, they are time consuming when you donít have time to burn. Other than hoists to ships and cliff faces (high angle), we rarely, if ever, used the tagline.
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