Dec 20, 2012, 2:12 PM
Registered: Jun 29, 2010
Ah, but going back to the original subject of this thread, you’re absolutely right when it comes to brake-assist devices that work by pinching the ropes between the biner and the device. The two ropes must be of the same diameter for the brake-assist to work properly, which means that if I were to switch to one of those, I would definitely have to change the short rope.
When I tried the Smart Alpine in the store, I brought my own gear to avoid having to borrow rope, harness, biners, etc. and for the rope I just brought one of the old 8.5mm, so, of course, it worked fine.
(edited to add 2nd par.)
(This post was edited by jktinst on Dec 20, 2012, 2:25 PM)