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Classic Straight Gate

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Classic Straight Gate

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Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: andrewj, 2005-09-01

In my opinion this is the best draw out there for the money. For about $11.50 a pop you get the best rope end biner in existence (the JC wiregate) a nylon dogbone, and a functional bolt/gear end biner.
The JC is definately the best part of this package. It clips like a dream, and is perfect for rope with it's 11mm rope radius. Its funky shape fits my hand perfectly when I'm trying to clip in, and the groove along the spine really helps on those desperate sweaty clips.
This draw uses a nylon dogbone instead of spectra/dyneema and it really works well. I found myself really liking the extra width of the nylon, it really helps keep the JC biner from rotating around without any special keepers (like Petzl or BD) and I'm all for eliminating extra parts...remember K.I.S.S.
The worst part of this draw, and the reason why it didn't get 5 stars (or biners in this case) is the classic straight gate biner that you get for the bolt/gear end. While this is a perfectly functional biner and similar to other companies offerings in this price range it leaves something to be desired. Replace it with a nice light wiregate for a super lightweight biner, or a keylock (spirit) for a great all around draw.

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