/ Edelrid Jul, anyone used one?
I'm probably going to buy one anyway out of curiosity but would be very interested in any comments.
I bought one for £8 in the TISO shop at RATHO.
Lovely bit of kit, looks nice. I tested it myself with thin ropes and thicker ropes. All top roping. It works well inc. the thicker ropes .
Websites selling the product say differing sizes of dia. to use but the product instructions that come with it say 8.9mm to 12mm. First looks makes you think that thicker ropes will be hard to take in but nope, smooth operation.
It's stainless steel rather than the usual alu. alloy so harder wearing. At first it looks like it only works one way as there is less fillet on one side but again instructions say both sides low/high friction.
My kids group use the clog flyer 2 devices which can lock up on taking in, they try to take in too tight. It's very small and discrete and the plastic coating stops the jangly noise.
So apart from paying out a leader I have tested it and bought another 3 !
Kids think they look cool.
I use a KiloJul (equiv to ATC guide) and love it.
I find it sticks occasionally when taking in, no matter which way around I use it. I've yet to find a single rope device that's better than my BD ATC Sport.
Last night a girl belaying a lad, small, had the device jam as he laid back to lower, so lotsa friction.
Ah yes, you are correct. Still, the micro-jul looks pretty cool I think - just me getting over excited.
I'll try and get a review of one sorted.
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