Reviews for Eddy Belay Device
Average Rating : 3.25 out of 5
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Great to borrow...
Review by: forkliftdaddy, 2011-06-20
...tough to buy. This device works great. The only problem with it is the price. Now that the Gri Gri 2 is here, however, that price is a big hurdle to jump over.
Great but heavy
Review by: geminising, 2009-05-26
Bought the Edelrid Eddy after a long watch, catch all the lead and top roped sport climbing with the Beal 10.2 mm Flyer & Beal 10.5 mm Top gun. It even catch the lead rope soloing with my Beal 10.2 mm Flyer. Use GriGri for a long time and have the Cinch also, but like the Eddy most. Didn't have any feeding problem with all those devices, it just a matter of method & practice. Test it with the Beal 9 mm Verdon and Singing Rock 8.3 mm Accord and lock without hesitation, although it rate for 9 mm to 11 mm ropes. The downside is it weight, but it is a minor issue for the sport climb. Besides, it need a HMS biner, all the D not fit very well, mine is DMM Belay Master.
Review by: john_walker777, 2008-09-15
I am a fairly experienced climber, of a few years, who regularly climbs upper 5.10 sport routes, and 5.8+ YNP rated trad climbs. I climb with sub 10mm ropes, and decided that the Eddy was hopefully better than the Grigri for this size of rope. In a sport setting, while watching my climbing partner, fall, the Eddy failed to engage the internal locking cam until far too late. I made the mistake of thinking it was predominantly rope-stretch that caused his close-call. On a recent trip to Yosemite, my climbing partner took a 15 foot+ whipper, and again, the Eddy did not engage until far-too close to the belay point, where I was. I noticed my fingers were burned after reviewing what had happened, and that it was mostly me holding on, and employing a correct stance with the rope that slowed my partners fall. I used the device according to manufacturers instructions, but for anyone looking for a good device, try the SUM!
Great Belay Device
Review by: hershelgibbs, 2007-08-01
The Edelrid Eddy while pricey is a great locking belay device. It takes a couple of climbs to get used to, but is super easy to use and the features a great. After using this device the GriGri feels cheap. I would give it a 5 but the price brings it down to a 4.