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I'D Belay device and self-braking descender The I'D is primarily a particularly efficient and user-friendly descender. It is amazingly easy to place on the rope. To descend simply pull on the handle while keeping hold of the rope with the other hand, controlling the running of the rope by varying the grip on the free end. As soon as the handle is released, it locks. The I'D offers unmatched security in descent and has an 'anti-panic' function: it locks if the handle is gripped too hard. By simply swinging the handle, the device is locked onto the rope for work positioning. It is also ideally suited for emergency evacuation rappelling down the rope. Rope climbing is possible by effectively using the I'D with a handled rope clamp / grab and a footloop. Finally, it may also be used for belaying the leader or the second on the rope. The I'D is constructed from anodized aluminium and stainless steel. The strong handle is made from nylon reinforced with glass fibres. Specs : Weight: 530 g rope diameter: 10-11.5 mm. Standards :UL Classified to NFPA 1983 (1995) Personnal Use. EN 341 classe A. Ref.# :D20

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Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: niftydog, 2005-02-22

Yeah, it can be a big and slow pain in the butt, but the locking facility is cool, if only from a peace-of-mind perspective.

Swing the handle around and stick it in park, then work away to your hearts content knowing that you won't slip an inch regardless of how much you're bouncing on it.

Only really useful if you need the lock feature and never can quite trust your tie-off knot remembering skills!

Review 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: euroford, 2003-04-04

this thing just an overall pain in the butt and i've replaced its use in my ropped access kit by the gri-gri which petzl now has certified for industrial work. its only upside is the anti-panic which the gri-gri lacks.

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