Sunday, June 30, 2013 6:36:55 PM
The rope would need to be really long, 100 feet or more, just to get it going & have enough time to see it happen. The drop would need to be long too, and the flexibility of the rope is important: to floppy and it won't work, too stiff and it won`t fall properly.
My Mum moved to a 4th floor apartment with a balcony, I`ll give it a try with the longest rope I can find and report back!
Saturday, June 29, 2013 5:11:49 PM
Squrlz: I think you'd have to weight the end of the rope to get it to pull hard enough, so you`d have to be a few floors in the air. But otherwise, sure, let`s see a test. Anyone?
Saturday, June 29, 2013 2:58:26 PM
There remain a lot of unanswered questions here. For example, could you get a rope to do the same thing? How about a heavy rope? Does it *have* to be a beaded chain? If so, why?
(Carmium, I think you hit on some key points. I'd just like to see this tried with a rope.)