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Average Rating = 4.24/5 Average Rating : 4.24 out of 5
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Manufacturer: Trango

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Trango Cinch Belay Device Spring 2009 The Cinch Belay Device by Trango is the latest in a long line of innovative belay devices introduced by Trango. We designed it with an eye for function, aesthetics and simplicity Its about as complicated as a door hinge. so it offers up a secure belay for UIAA/CE certified single ropes. On smaller diameter ropes, or when holding falls that generate extremely high loads In excess of factor 1 the Cinch acts dynamically, reducing shock loads to the belay system. In addition it will release easily and modulate fluidly while youre rappelling or lowering off. The Cinch feeds rope easier than any other device, fits nicely in your hand and weighs 182gm.

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Trango Cinch 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: GeckoBat, 2012-03-21

I prefer the Cinch over my Grigri2. I sport climb and the way this device pays out rope is so incredibly smooth in comparison to the GriGri & Grigri2. It catches falls reliably (just like the Petzls). It's lighter and simpler (no cams). Lowering with this device is also smoother. Very well thought out design.

5* excellently engineered piece of equipment. 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: StuMsg, 2011-05-08

The Trango Cinch is amazing in my opinion.
When top ropping at a gym with fat furry ropes it still lowers smoothly and easily. When leading it pays out almost as if there wasnt a device there and locks up quickly and reliably.
It looks awesome and the engineering behind it is impressive. However this device like all assisted devices can be misused, the Cinch is 'easier' to misuse than the grigri but then again every belay device can be misused just as easily.
I prefer the cinch over the grigri 2 any day despite the small learning curve required.
You can rap' with it!!! just need to single line it, even shows how to on the packaging.

Great! 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: steelgrc, 2010-10-01

I prefer this one over the grigri because it works great with both thin and thick ropes. It's real simple and doesn't weigh much. Great for belaying a second also.
I used to belay exclusively with tube devices, but now I like this one a lot.

Awesome Device 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: Shintao, 2009-12-19

First of all it is simple. Simple is very good! Also it is very light and compact. Granted compared to a tube style device it is bigger, but well worth the extra bulk. It feeds smoothly and locks off solid. Belaying a second is super easy. Great product overall!

Kn increase mod 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: rockofglove, 2009-11-09

Ok, the cinch is magnificant in function, but at a measly 7kn strength. I've modded it with a 3/8 hex bolt @ 1.25" length, a 3.8 hex washer and a 3/8 nut. Add some tape to fill in the pivot hole, some loc-tite glue, crank to I dunno, whatever feels just a tad bit too tight lb. ft. of torque, and I bet I just improved the kn rating to over 20. I love this thing!

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