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DMM Revolver - Great pin kit idea or bit of a gimmick?

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DMM Revolver - Great pin kit idea or bit of a gimmick?

Postby brync » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:27 am

Discuss.

http://dmmclimbing.com/products/locking-revolver/

Found it earlier this morning whilst procrastinating, and i think it looks like a perfectly good idea, couple of these in your BA and it saves you time setting things up, less faff hunting for pulleys in the back of your boat, and less bulk than keeping pulleys in your BA with you. Gives you more room for chocolate.

What do other people think?
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Postby Pyro » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:41 am

They've been out a while, I looked at them when they were first released but never bothered buying any. They are (or at least were) generally perceived amongst the Lakes guys I keep in touch with, and with a couple of the DMM distributors, to be a bit of a gimmick. The load rating on them is good, better than a swing-cheek pulley, but in most systems the krabs don't sit perfectly in-line when loaded, and the roller area on them is too small for the rope to sit on properly if they're offset.

If they're not too expensive, buy a couple and see what you reckon for yourself.
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