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patto


Sep 20, 2011, 7:36 AM

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Re: [JimTitt] mammut alpine smart review
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JimTitt wrote:
Well yes, it could be a while!
The guide plate bit is technically a problem though because if you imagine that on a normal device in guide mode the strand you are pulling on as a belayer runs through the Vee grooves, make these twice as effective and you need to be superman to take the rope in!
I am working on it though but got distracted by a similar concept to the Smart Alpine, the width of two ropes and the side plates makes a lot of problems. Unless you make a gigantic karabiner especially for the device it all gets so cramped in you start getting poor handling as has been observed above.

Jim

Oh well, I guess I'll have to just buy the current Chicane! Tongue I think I have an old Kong Gigi lying around somewhere that works very smoothly for bring up seconds.

I was meaning to ask you. How does the friction factor compare? Is it up there with the munter?


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