Each of Omegas quickdraws use high performance, nylon dogbone slings for ease of use and high strength each is rated to 22kN. Six inches in length and secured with the Omega-series bartacks, theyre ready for heavy use. Omega Pacific orients their carabiners on all their standard quickdraws with the gates facing opposite each other. Omega feels that this is the safest method to minimize the possibility of loading your carabiners in a gate-open position. If your lead takes you to the right or left of your last placement, the draw tends to move in that direction, as well. If you were to fall above that piece, the quickdraw will slide across the rock and reorient itself in the direction of the load - typically directly below your last piece. Chickenheads, knobs, nubbins and other features may open the carabiner gates, but by positioning the gates opposite each other, Omega Pacific ensures that both gates cant be nudged open simultaneously regardless of the direction of travel the draw will take as it orients itself in a fall. hen used in a quickdraw.