/ PRODUCT NEWS: What's Available - Simple Belay Devices
The belay devices shown are not auto locking or assisted locking, and do not have 'Guide modes' for bringing up two seconds. They are simple devices akin to the traditional sticht plate. They all take two ropes with the exception of the Edelrid Jul, which is a single rope device.
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Itīs spelt Sticht.
Wow, 17 quid for the worst belay device ever invented. I'm amazed WC still make VC Pro considering its now fairly widely known reputation for sticky, jammy & snatchy feeding.
I wonder if my post will get pulled.
Can't beat the DMM Bug as a simple belay device
Zero-G make a good, simple device with the best name of the bunch ;P
The Zero-G Spot is only Ģ8.50. I've had mine since I started climbing and have always been happy with it.
Just a quick question does ne1 really use a traditional sticht plate any more? All I see at climbing walls these days is people with fany GRiGri's etc, cant remember when I last saw a sticht plate
Hmm, surely the Black Diamond ATC is more simple than the ATC XP.
Sticht plates and cosmic arresters are rare (because the devices have been superseded by better design), but most people don't use a Grigri / mechanical device over a simple friction plate.
Plus, I've had the wire pop on two of them, it's far too flimsy.
What's flimsy Alkis?
I have seen them at the wall occasionally, and I haven't been climbing that long (18 months?)
Oh I see, the retainer.
The CAMP Shell is 'deceitfully' simple.
Deceptively - perhaps?
Yeah, the retainer, I've dropped two VC Pro devices, as the wire popped, having been squished on my side while leading. The ATC-XP has a much sturdier retainer.
Yes. I still use a Sprung one. cheap, reliable, doesnt lock up, but can be a bit snatchy when Belaying Someone on Sports routes, but not too bad.
The old sprung Sticht plate is great - slick when you need it to be but when the spring compresses quite grabby.
Amazing. I've had mine since the nineties. You'd have thought by now the design would have been improved upon but apparently not.
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