Oct 26, 2012, 1:47 AM
Registered: Nov 5, 2007
|The Cinch will not bind on a standard D carabiner any more or less than it will on an HMS carabiner. I said a D carabiner is best because that is what D carabiners are designed for. HMS carabiners are primarily designed to be used with ATCs. They feature a gently rounding top so as to create a bar to block the ATC. However, that feature is completely useless for a device such as a Cinch and it only increases the chances of the Cinch inadvertently loading the nose. None the less, it does not matter, you can use an HMS carabiner, a D carabiner, an oval, a quicklink, whatever.
I use the Petzl Am'D, but any D carabiner works. Locking belay devices such as the Cinch and GriGri are best paired with D carabiners rather than HMS carabiners, such as the Petzl Attache.
IME the D end such as on a positron will catch on the ring of a cinch or gri that causes it to bind. Why would you say a D is best?
(This post was edited by USnavy on Oct 26, 2012, 1:49 AM)