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Dec 29, 2012, 2:37 AM

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Re: [JimTitt] Cinch Issues?
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JimTitt wrote:
healyje wrote:
You should be able to hold a leader fall on a Cinch or grigri holding the device handle open. If you can't, you are always at risk of this kind of incident be there wear, stray debris in the device, or any other reason.

You mean "One" surely, there isnīt a chance in hell Iīd ever belay with a Cinch.
With a Grigri fully open it functions as a fairly poor belay device but only fairly poor, I tested this once and it is something like half a powerful as an ATC and certainly enough for lowering but really marginal for abseiling. With a Cinch the rope runs virtually straight through with the obvious consequences.
Aside from the fact that the Cinch does in fact start to slip after heavy wear, the device is the best belay device on the market IMO. I have caught over 1,000 lead falls on it, including one 40' near-factor-two fall and I have never had an issue. I have also taken nearly as many lead falls while being belayed on the device. The solution to the wear problem is simple. All you need to do is send the Cinch to Trango for warranty and they will send you a new one.

(This post was edited by USnavy on Dec 29, 2012, 2:38 AM)

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