Another new gadget - Petzl ASAP

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Another new gadget - Petzl ASAP

Postby NZcaver » Sep 15, 2005 7:24 pm

No, I don't have one (yet). :wink:

I was just looking up some specs on the Petzl website, and I spotted this...
http://www.petzl.com/petzl/Produit?Produit=510

This seems to be Petzl's alternative to using a regular toothed ascender for a Quick Attachment Safety in fall-arrest situations (which I'm sure none of us do, because we don't like shredding our ropes and going "splat" at the bottom).

Interesting - the "cam" actually appears to be a rotating wheel. Could be fun to play with. Note their website states "Not yet available in North America - pending certification".
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Postby Scott McCrea » Sep 15, 2005 8:22 pm

Interesting. Tho it's not really a QAS. Can't operate it with one hand.

The inclinded slope video is funny in a sick kinda way. The guy sliding gets pretty close to the end of the ramp and you can't see the bottom. :yikes:
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Postby steelwool » Sep 22, 2005 11:33 pm

In the pdf manual... It seems like the rope and the device need to be clean to work correctly.
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Postby Mark620 » Sep 24, 2005 10:02 pm

steelwool wrote:In the pdf manual... It seems like the rope and the device need to be clean to work correctly.


would that be a big minus for cave use then? lol...of course...
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