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post #25 of Old 01-05-2013
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Re: Crash jibe buffer

Originally Posted by arvicola-amphibius View Post
I made a boom brake out of some rope and one of those belaying cleats you can buy in a shop that sell gear for abseiling and mountaineering. It is alloy and shaped like a figure 8 and a good one here in Oz sells for about 30 bucks.....
Essentially what a Gyb Easy device is, but they sell them for 15 times the cost!! However, does a climbing figure 8 really give enough resistance. There are other belaying devices that might work even better.

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