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acorneau


Nov 9, 2012, 5:38 AM
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I wonder how long it will be before some knucklehead with more money than sense tries to use one of these as their top-rope belay device...



See the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfsrsgFB1ms

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Nov 9, 2012, 6:44 AM
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I think that I see the concept, but I don't want complexity on the rock. Simple to use normally, simple to use in an emergency, less likely to foul, etc. Give me simplicity!


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Given that it is made for ropes 11.5mm - 13.5mm I'm not sure that we'll see this on the cliffs any time soon. Wink

Great device for its intended purpose though!


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interesting concept but I would do a drop test to see how it handles ropes


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You can see in the video, it's not a "belay device". It's a "self-belay device". The climber has control of his own travel on the rope.

The video doesn't show the top anchor, but I guess the rope goes through a simple pulley. That also means that the weight load on the top anchor is body-weight only. Half of a regular belayed anchor, and no dynamic falls. Although I don't know how those guys controlled their pendulum so gracefully.

I think it would be great fun! I'd love to set that rig up on any cliff anywhere, and explore the rock-face like I've never been able to do before!


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oldsalt wrote:
I think that I see the concept, but I don't want complexity on the rock.
It's not for rock climbing.


healyje


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acorneau - thanks for posting that up - I thought it was a joke at first. I cross posted it to ST with an attribution to you here.


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acorneau wrote:
I wonder how long it will be before some knucklehead with more money than sense tries to use one of these as their top-rope belay device...



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Looks like a great concept, but I'm happy with my ATC-III.




trisgo


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I'll stick to a Grigri.


treenail


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It's an arborist climbing tool.

The Unicender is a much better tool since it can be used on single rope technique as well as doubled rope technique. For arbos DdRT is NOT two ropes. One rope is used with it being 'doubled' over a limb or tie in point.


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