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At Indian Creek, especially as a new climber, you will most likely be climbing hand cracks in enormous pieces of sandstone (I'm thinking like blue sun, IC, Generic and the likes). If you properly place your cam, not teetering at the edge of the crack, the force generated on a lead fall is not going to compromise a sandstone cliff (I'm sure someone here will argue, but a beginner taking a 5 footer on a #2 won't do a thing... ever seen Tommy Whipping on Broken Brain??). Placing behind flakes and hollow sounding rock is a no go regardless of the cam you are using, and is not just a problem at Indian Creek.

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When totem poles are brought indoors they are suddenly faced with an environment that is probably a lot dryer than the one to which they have been accustomed. This sudden decrease in RH can cause a rapid loss of moisture, which can result in extensive checking. By acclimatizing the pole gradually to the new environment (i.e. lowering the RH gradually), it is possible to slow down the drying process to the point where the moisture content at the surface remains as close as possible to that at the core. This reduces the stress created by drying, and also allows more time for any stress that is created to be relieved. although acclimatization cannot eliminate cracking, it will minimize it as much as possible.

The next step is to determine whether or not a stress relief mechanism is in place. Because the carved surface at the front of a totem pole has less wood volume and more surface area to evaporate water than the smooth back, it will dry faster. The resulting discrepancy in moisture content between the front and back of the pole will create stress that, without some form of relief, will cause the face of the pole to crack. Examples of stress relief mechanisms include a hollow back or a cut at the rear of the pole from the surface to the pith.

Totem poles that have a stress relief mechanism are likely to dry without major disfiguring cracks in the front, and it is not necessary to control the drying process. However, if these poles have any reinforcements at the rear (such as steel or wood attachments), it is important to ensure that these will not resist the inevitable shrinking that takes place during drying. This may require loosening these attachments. For poles in which no measures to relieve stress have been incorporated or can be taken, preventing extensive cracking will require a regimen of controlled drying until the moisture content of the pole is down to 12 %.

The art of carving totem poles has become extremely popular since the annulment of that part of the Indian act that had made the practice illegal from 1881 to 1951. Not only are communities celebrating their own culture by making and erecting totem poles on reserves, but museums and collectors within and outside Canada are collecting and displaying totem poles.

Meaning: The Thunderbird symbolizes supernatural power and is believed to be the dominating force behind all of natures doings. It's a mythical creature and only the most prestigious and powerful Chiefs are allowed to have the Thunderbird as a crest especially among the Kwagiulth, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Coast Salish people.

Two crisp and melodious sounds of bones cracking could be heard. A greatsword and a greatax were deeply embedded into the skull and cervical vertebrae of the totem beast, almost chopping off half of its head.

A thunderous roar burst out from the depths of his throat, where blood was spurting out crazily. Taking advantage of the opportunity when the collision horn of the totem beast was firmly stuck by his flesh and bones, he gripped the giant sword in his hands tightly and continuously exerted force to cut it back and forth.

The Ebonite Mutation event will deploy an Overcharge Sprinkler that will assist Dwarves in dealing with an oncoming wave of Ebonite Glyphids. The machine will periodically spit out blue glowing canisters that can be picked up by running over it. This will grant Dwarves a temporary buff which greatly reduces their Power Attack cooldown. Ebonite creatures can only be damaged by melee attacks (including Impact Axes and Reinforced Power Drills) and frozen. They can be taken down with 1-2 power attacks.

A super narrow head width and option to load only one side of the cam make these Totem Cams unique. Downward force is optimally transferred to each lobe of the cam, making this one side loading feature particularly significant in irregularly sided cracks where standard designs can lead to inactive cam lobes. Due to the innovative nature of these cams it is well worth reading the instructions supplied with it: particularly the points regarding the optimal range (between 50% and 90% closed), the clipping arrangements, and the lack of cam stops.


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