Review by: slacklinejoe, 2004-11-12
By far not my favorite belay device. It does what you ask of it, but the thing jams too easy and locks down against the carabiner. With anything other than fat and fuzzy ropes it locks down hard and is a PITA. Variable friction depending how you rotate it is a plus, but it doesn't make very much of a difference. It is very cheap, and very light so it would be suitable for a backup perhaps. I think it is the same as the Rock Empire Tube Style belay device so the same comments apply here.