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Petzl Stop

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Petzl Stop
4 out of 5 based on 4 user reviews.

Cred: 12137
Review by Troy on Feb. 13, 2008
Good for short drops, like 100 feet or so. When I'm hanging completely, I can usually come to a complete stop. You can easily tie it off to come to a complete, non slowly slipping, stop. Easy to rig. Fireman's belay still works with this piece.
I do find that when I don't have all my weight on the rope (like I have my feet against the wall or what not) that this guy slowly lets out rope. I haven't seen (because I don't let new users borrow this piece) but i have heard of new users panicking and griping the device tightly, then falling (because they are depressing the handle, which makes you go down)... so not for the casual user.
Kong makes a piece with an antipanic mode. If the user presses down too hard, it locks up. SRT (out of australia) makes a version that can come to a complete, legit stop, no matter what posistion you are in... which is nice, but those are REALLY hard to find in the states.

Cred: 2643
Review by ndonaldj on Mar. 28, 2012
These are okay. They do what they say they will do.
The handle makes them a little heavier and just complicates things.
Petzl Simple is way better.

Cred: 315
Review by kord92 on Feb. 12, 2012
great help for teaching how to rappel and its a fun alternative to a figure eight for sport rappelling.
slowly slips in some positions and can be a little confusing to set up the first few times.

Cred: 67
Review by shoesbasecamp on Feb. 15, 2008
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