/ belay plates
Think I know what your saying, but more to the point regardless of the overall rope route, the actual arc that the rope moves over where friction is created on the belay device,
Though I understand that like you say 2 lots of 180 degrees, must surely be better than one.
The HMS karabiner was specifically designed (and patented)for use as a belay device.
The Italian Hitch has been around quite a while now.....
Interesting shot of krab breakages sept climber mag page 57
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