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post #12 of Old 02-28-2009
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Originally Posted by SailorAndy View Post
Has anyone tried making their own gybe - eze. They work on the same principle that a figure eight for rapelling uses. I have thought about trying a figure eight on mine but haven't gotten around to it yet.
-Andy
I've thought the same thing, the Gybe-eze just gives multiple friction settings were a figure 8 only gives one option.

A brakebar like rescue teams and cavers use might also be an option and it would allow you to increase or decrease friction based on wind speed.

I do think the price of the Gybe-ez is incrediably high for a belay device and a piece of "special rope".

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