|UPC, EAN, ISBN||7613276174813|
|Weight||2.9 oz / 82 g|
|Best Use||Rappelling, Sport Climbing|
|Belay Device Type||Semi-Automatic Lock|
|Rope Capacity||8.9 - 10.5 mm|
Reviews For The Mammut Smart Belay Device
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- Single pitch climbs
- Top roping
Comments about Smart Belay Device:
I've only used mine for a full day at the crag so far, but love it. I like the security of how it locks off easily and dynamically. Locked securely on my new (read: slippery) 10mm rope. Great for new belayers after a quick instruction set. Read the directions and you shouldn't have any problem lowering smoothly. Make sure to use two hands and my climbers can't even feel when I release it from lock now. Simplicity of a non-mechanical device like a tube, yet near auto-locking convenience of a grigri style device without the price. Remember its marketed at auto-assist and not auto-lock, but one should always have their brake hand on the rope no matter what device you are using.
- Easy to operate
- Unofficially Auto-locking
- No double rope option
- Only for Sport Climbing
- Gym climbing
- Sport Climbing
Comments about Smart Belay Device:
The Smart belay device does exactly what it has been designed to do, and it does it better than any other device on the market.
A few reasons the Smart is Smarter:
Most people will deactivate the auto locking function when paying out slack from a Gri-Gri. This is bad, but Gri-Gri users have found that it's the easiest way to make sure you don't short rope a leader.
So what if that leader falls? - even an experienced climber may forget to let go causing the device to remain unlocked = climber fall. Hence many gyms have gone away from using Gri-Gris for the safety feature. The Gri-Gri is still great, and I have one, but I prefer to use a non-mechanical belay device.
The Smart on the other hand REQUIRES conscious belaying. A user can't just assume the device will do its job and absent-mindedly watch the birds fly by. The belayer is actively paying out slack, taking it in, or otherwise performing their job. Paying out slack is 10x easier than the Gri-Gri, and therefore safer. The #1 reason I would use a Smart over a gri-gri is that you don't have to deactivate the auto-locking function to pay out slack. This is where the Gri-Gri fails.
Oh, and the Smart is LIGHT - MUCH lighter than the auto-locking devices. Not only is it lighter, but it is simpler. This means there will never be a mechanical failure, there will never be a need to clean the gunk out of moving parts. Lastly, the Smart works down to an 8.9 rope - the Gri-Gri is only rated to 9.6.
Why then does the Gri-Gri dominate the market for belay devices? Five letters. PETZL. It's a matter of recognition. The Gri-Gri has been around so long, and Petzl is such a great company that people have taken it for the standard. Well now there's a new standard for safe belaying - The Smart belay device by Mammut.
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