/ Ropeman 2, Krab?
Not bought or used one yet,so haven't read any user instructions,
Thanks in advance,
I was thinking that an I- beam biner maybe wouldn't hold a skinnier rope as tight to the cam in the way that a round sectioned biner would
I'm pretty sure my Ropeman 2 pushes the rope up against the krab, so I think that you may have a point. I've never considered it before, as I would normally use it in conjunction with one of my older krabs rather than the newer I-beam designs.
P.s,any more views would be happily received.
All ropemen press the rope against the 'biner I think? I'd go for a round section 'biner.
The Ropeman 3 doesn't, the krab hole is separated from the cam action which jams the rope up against the frame of the device.
In reply to the op:
I'd only ever use a round profile or "fat" krab in a ropeman 1 or 2, just to make sure there is no possibility of it not working.
ps have experimented with a skinny krab and not convinced that it works well enough for me to trust it.
This image better illustrates what I'm trying to say!
Thanks for your help,
I use a RM2, just had a play with it, still worked using a key-ring crab so your I-beam crab should be fine.
Did you hang your weight on it or just stick a rope in it and see if it jams? Also what thickness or rope was it?
Well cleared up,and a decent illustration of a RM3 and where the rope runs through it,as I originally thought,
> Thanks again,
> P.s,any more views would be happily received.
BTW,I'n not recovering from a ropeman-related injury!
The only thing we would possibly say is that carrying a round bar karabiner is may be a better bet overall as it would allow more leeway if you were in an emergency situation when you wanted to use the device outside it's stated range of use - say on a 7mm rope or something.
The Ropeman 3 is different and the rope is clamped between the cam and an alloy sleeve within which sits the karabiner. The profile of this sleeve makes an HMS shape the best suited to use with it but again many biners will work.
Thanks for the definitive answer to my question, I had suspected that this was the case,but I'm grateful for the information you've added to the thread.
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