Petzl has made an effort to educate users, but the bad habits of devotees are difficult to break, and with the release of the Grigri 2 in Video by Petzl – The hand position we showed for belaying with the Grigri 2 in our March issue. Victim. GRIGRI EXPERIENCE. • Read the instructions for use carefully before looking at the following techniques. • You must have already read and understood.
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To me I looks unorthodox, but as long as you use the right dose of power on the lever it doesn’t matter how you grip it imo. The general problem is that Petzl do not follow up belay mistakes. There is no doubt that Matik is better than the Grigri up to 9.
During my session in the gym I could not experience the “slip-mechanism” as described in the article. What if your brake manuall is less than 10cm from the device? I do not understand what you mean. As I have said, the way Steve is doing it is great even if he does not follow the manual. My personal experience with the Matik I used it for one session lately is very positive.
If you use the 8 as grkgri belay device, with no auto braking, the slip occurs only if you hand gets closer to the device. Or what if you need to jug up to help your mznual get back to the last bolt she clipped after a fall?
Search – Tick List. I will pay attention to this detail the next time Too ggigri almost nobody use the technique. And does it slip under other conditions or just under heavy falls? Instead, Matik makes the rope slide up for some 10 cm, meaning the hardest falls will be more dynamic. At least if I remember the article correctly Do you see what we mean?
Two tiny flaws that you have to learn to overcome is that a thicker index finger can come in contact with the rope once feeding out, leaving a mark of friction. Let the bodies it the floor! When you need to feed slack quickly you can depress the cam with your brake thumb and pull out slack with your guide hand, all while maintaining control of the rope with your brake hand.
Petzl Grigri and Mammut Tusk 9.8mm Rope
Petzl lists the GriGri 2’s acceptable rope range from 8. To lower or rappel pull the lever on the left side of the device towards your body. Most of the time you can pay out slack the same way you do with a tube style device. And if you need to give a lot slack in a short amount of time, then the method shown in Philippe Vaucher linked video will be the correct way.
He was pulling the rope, then letting it go, then again pulling it and so on. According to Petzl, you should use your fingers and not the thumb for adjusting the speed coming down.
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It also lowered smoother than the Mad Rock Lifeguard. Login in to contribute. When I tried to vrigri it I unintentionally let go of the rope while using the lever which happened exactly as he fell. November 20, Gifts for Climbers: Petzl GriGri 2 Manaul A long standing popular choice that continues to set the standard for assisted braking belay devices. I was trying to give him slack as fast as I could when he pulled the rope again and the breaking mechanism jammed.
The GriGri 2 is still a top performing assisted braking device and the most popular belay device of this kind. It should be better to lower the climber only with 2 fingers to be me more sensitive and to avoid some kind of ‘panicgrab’. Feeding slack to a leader is smoother and easier with the GriGri 2 than with the most of the other assisted braking options. User Id or Email: The GriGri 2 provides the least resistance while belaying a follower directly off an anchor.
This device seems to have solved some of the weak points of the Grigri and, all in all, 8a thinks the Matik is better than the Grigri with ropes up to 9. I dunno if we didn’t hit the rope hard enough or our hold onto the breaking rope was to tight for it to work. Mega Jul, i feel super save with this one! There are no “auto breaking device” – only semi!
Edelrid Eddy does all of this for half the price. The way Steve does should not be recommended for beginners However, you could block the fall, as with an “8” manually but what normally happends is that your hand goes a bit upwards.
After just a few maual it felt pretty natural to use it. The Petzl GriGri 2 has long been one of the most popular assisted braking devices on the market, and for good reason!