Review by: biff, 2004-08-25
Works much better than the good old two stick stick clip. The ability to remove the draw can be a real benifit, espically when cleaning a really overhanging route.
After trying it out once, I could easily uncip draws from directly below. I though ... sometimes you have to work from the side, so I tried from 30 degrees on both sides, with the biner oriented both ways on each side. I found that I could remove the draw in all cases, but it worked easier if the gate was oriented on the side closest to where you were standing. So if you are off to one side it is helpful to think about that before you clip.
Another Thing I tested was different biner size. I Tested with DMM Eclipse Draws and Black Diamond enduro draws. The DMM is a large biner, and it worked better than the BD. I put a bit of tape on the grappler, as the manufacturer suggests for wire gate biners, and that made it work just as well with the small biner.
The manufacturer also gives directions to pull the device direcly outward (not down like other stick clips) to relase the draw. I fould that a twisting action, or an upward/outwrad force worked very well aswell.
To sum it up, this product works excellent for putting on any draw, much better than anything I have used before. Removing draws takes a bit of practice, and works well in most conditions.