Review by: shakylegs, 2004-05-25
For double ropes (8 mm) the feeding was incredibly smooth. Both for belaying a first and bringing up the second. Setting up the GTC to bring up the second is more straightforward than for a Reverso.
Because the material is thicker, the friction edge wears down less quickly--and the GTC doesn't sound as tinny--as the Reverso.
For rappelling, I used two locking carabiners to compensate for the thin ropes. Regardless, the rappel was smooth, with none of that bouncing that always seems to add oomph to any descent.