Ace brand carabiners

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Ace brand carabiners

Postby David Grimes » Dec 3, 2007 1:50 am

Has anyone heard of or used any ace brand locking carabiners. Particularly the model called Spirit.

I have found these rather cheap and I am curious about the quality. I imagine its kinda you get what you pay for but I could be wrong but who wants to chance that.

I have done some online research about them and they seem to be linked to black diamond but I am not positive on this.

Any info is appreciated.
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Postby BrianC » Dec 3, 2007 9:16 am

Did you notice the kn rating?
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Postby Scott McCrea » Dec 3, 2007 9:18 am

How about some links to what you found?
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Postby NZcaver » Dec 3, 2007 11:34 am

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Postby speloman » Dec 4, 2007 12:25 am

Those carabiners are usually used for fall protection for industrial aplications. They do have a rating on them for industrial standards depending on the requierments. Like OSHA, MSHA, Plus all fall protection for indusrial must have a ANSI rating. I don't know how much they cost but I can't see them being any cheaper than Petzl, Black diamond, CMC, etc. i could be wrong
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Postby David Grimes » Dec 4, 2007 12:58 pm

Major Axis: 22KN
Minor Axis: 8KN
Open Gate: 7KN
Dimensions: 100mm x 66mm Gate Opening 26mm
Weight: 60gm
Individualy tested: 25% Rated Load


A friend of mine somehow purchased 10 of these and is willing to sell them to me for $4 ea.

At that price it seems to good to be true but I have seen them they appear to be just as nice as any other locking carabiner on the cheaper end like the petzl attache but it doesn't have the lock indicator.
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Postby NZcaver » Dec 4, 2007 1:13 pm

Sounds like a great deal to me! Where do I sign up? :tonguecheek:

Assuming they haven't been smashed around, I can't see a problem. Ace Metal Products appear to be a reputable manufacturer.

One time I got a great clearance deal on a few small locking Climb High carabiners - I think the store had them in a $3 bin along with a ton of non-lockers. I only wish I could have found more!
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Postby David Grimes » Dec 4, 2007 1:48 pm

Thanks for all the input on these carabiners.
They are all brand new I don't know if they are an old model or what the reason they were sold so cheap but I will probably buy them all.
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