Bound&Helpless wrote:It may be just me but dont you think flames / fire being involved in SB is a bit dangerous?
In most circumstances, yes. As I put in a previous post (if you read it), I don't like release devices that rely on flame. They can go out, and if you don't have an emergency release, your goose is cooked. Or, in the case of a standard candle, it can fall over and set fire to something flammable. Or whatever you intend to burn through to gain release will start the fire.
In Pinkbottom's rig, the candle in question is a short, stubby thing that can't fall over (in addition to his stone holder which adds even more weight and lowers the center of gravity even more, and stone doesn't catch on fire either).
Plus, the release depends on the candle actually going out, so it can't snafu there. The only thing that burns is the candle. No string to burn through or anything like that. Oh, you could burn yourself, if you're desperate enough to get the key while the candle is still lit.
Finally, everything within the reach of the flame is metal, and metal cannot catch fire (unless its pure magnesium?).
With this rig, you would have to do something really
stupid to start a fire, i.e. intentionally put something flammable near the flame, or put the rig near something flammable, like drapes or something. And if anyone is dumb enough to do something like that, they deserve
to be barbecued.
I still stick to my trusty clock rig, but I would not be adverse to using Pinkbottom's.
Sure, the risk is not totally zero, but in SB (and everthing else), there is no such thing as a zero risk of something screwing up
. And if something does screw up, it is usually because of improper precautions (in simpler terms: something really stupid).
Anyone looking for a zero risk activity is a) massively deluded and b) a bit out of place in SB.
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