Review by: dr_fil_good, 2005-08-10
Pros: Great for solo climbing. I still haven't used it in a hauling setup yet but I'm sure it'd be smooth as silk. Hasn't damaged my rope yet. The sheath hasn't slipped and I've taken a few decent falls when soloing.
Cons: I'd prefer a solo device I could use whilst leading. If you use the wrong bina it can get 'trapped' on a corner of the bina and will jam the rope, if you aren't concious of this you could be in for a big surprise when you get to the top of the climb!!! Another hassle, as pointed out by Adam, is the device really can lock up when loaded. If you've fallen off an overhang when soloing and you can't get back on the climb (as I've obviously experienced) you have to prussic up to the top of the ledge ... a pain in the backside ... oh yeah, and swapping from ascension to descension can be very very time consuming!!!
Overall: It's brilliant!!! I do really like it, especially now that I've worked out the cons I know how to prevent them or work with the situation.