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Like its predecessor it is incredibly versatile: suitable for twin, double, and single ropes, it is a smooth and controlled abseil device, the 'magic/ guide' plate mode is an extremely handy tool whether or not your bringing up clients in the alps or just getting peckish on pitch 3 of Grooved Arete on Tryfan!!!
Most importantly the Reverso 3 remedies the only drawback of the original Reverso with the inclusion of a front attachment point (thank-you hot forging!!!), thus solving the issue of how to release tension from the system while in guide plate mode. Furthermore, the attachment point is large enough to fit your average karabiner (something which the Black Diamond Guide XTC attempted to do but didn't quite manage) so you don't have to faff around with bits of cord while your second is having the time of their life!"
THE REVERSO3: Ultra light, multi-purpose belay/rappel device, with range of friction adapted to different rope according to its diameter and condition. A single device for all rope types.
A single device for all rope types:
V-shaped friction channels:
Asymmetrically grooved sidewalls:
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