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billcoe

Kong Ghost belay device

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Looks like an interesting device in that the size spread goes 7.5-10.5mm, a real good range, weighs 63 gms and can autoblock 2 seconds.

 

today at Daily Climber Link $19.99/ea

 

I bought 2 and in researching further saw that Climb Max has them as well. $24.95 list price.

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Looks promising.

 

Give us a report when you've used it a bit.

 

Smoother than Guide XP for belaying a leader?

 

 

This should be in Gear Critic forum I think.

 

info from Kong

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doc421b.jpg

 

Warning: don't do it! - Attenzione: da non fare!

 

I'm guessing this means "don't take your brake hand off" but it looks like the belayer is striking himself forcefully in a tender spot...

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It's a long shot, but has anyone here used the new Petzl Reverso?

 

I saw it at the FF gear rep shindig on wednesday and it looks good. According the the rep, it will be in stores in the spring.

 

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Delayed until April 2008 Petzl will introduce the new REVERSO 3 (that's cubed) belay/rappel device.

 

Petzl Reverso 3

 

For those who know the previous model, this is not just a revision -

but a completely new version.

The new Reverso 3 is a multi-purpose belay rappel device

that is easy to use. The asymmetric V-shaped groove friction channels

regulate the amount of braking friction on the rope according to its

diameter and condition.

 

What you get is a single device for half and single ropes plus all of

the versatility the previous Reverso was famous for...

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Why do companies think it's cool to exponentiate everything? :confused:

 

I think it looks pretty good. I'll get one when my current Reverso wears out which shouldn't take long. :tup:

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doc421b.jpg

 

Warning: don't do it! - Attenzione: da non fare!

 

I'm guessing this means "don't take your brake hand off" but it looks like the belayer is striking himself forcefully in a tender spot...

 

DO NOT PRETEND TO BE PLAYING GUITAR HERO WHILE BELAYING!

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I talked to the Petzl gear rep about wear on the Reverso and the sharp edge were all familiar with. He said they actually did some testing catching hard falls (Factor 1) on a reverso with a sharp edge and saw no noticeable sheath damage. It still makes me damn nervous.

 

I do like the little clip a biner in and use it as a handle trick though :tup:

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I just keep filing my Reverso's down as they sharpen. Still work fine. The thing above is a Reverso in the same way today's Ford Mustang is a Mustang - not. Not to say it isn't a fine belay device, but it's a Reverso in name only.

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That new Reverso looks exactly like the BD Guide XP or whatever the hell its called but the clip in is horizontal instead of vertical. Which might make a big difference belaying? So the device faces out from wall instead of parallel to it, or is that vice versa.

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