Rescue Reel: Brother of Slip Quit
In this week's New Yorker, David Owen introduces us to the lesser known and infinitely more serious brother of Slip Quit -- the Rescue Reel.
Essentially a "basketball-size personal-descent machine," the Rescue Reel "is fire-engine red and looks a little like a leaf blower. ... It was inspired by fishing tackle. It contains a spool of five-millimetre, five-thousand-pound test line made of Kevlar and polyester. The free end of the line is secured to a bracket-like hook, which can be attached to an office door, water pipe, floor vent, vending machine, or other sturdy anchor."
|What does Rescue Reel remind us of...?|
According to the New Yorker story, the woman lives in a condominium on a high floor of San Francisco's Millennium Tower.
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