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The Rack Descender by Petzl is a variable friction descender for single or double rope which allows the friction to be varied when the descender is under load to adapt to changing conditions (rope weight, terrain, etc).
FEATURES of the Petzl Rack Descender
Allows the friction to be adjusted during the descent according to the weight of the rope: The lower bar is removable and easy to put in place
Distributes friction and heat to help preserve the rope
Does not twist the rope
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Rated 4 out of
Inexpensive, high quality product, good performance, very light. Recommended.This rack is somewhat unconventional in its design (2 steady bars and a "flopper") compared to what I'm used to, but I really enjoy using it. At first I thought the non-breaking bars (red anodized) would make the rack more difficult (or at least time consuming) to pack. Turns out after packing the rack a couple of times I was actually quicker with it than the ones I was used to rappelling with (SMCs, etc..). It's very lightweight and small. It's like carrying a micro rack but it functions like a full sized one. It's fast- the slick surface of the bars allows the rope to move quickly with ease, so some practice and adjustments to one's form would be wise prior to using the rack with a bi
Date published: 2006-12-11
Rated 5 out of
Great DescenderI ordered this because I saw a fireman exibition and this is what they used to rescue a guy from a building so I figured it must be pretty good. I've used it to descend out of trees (I trim trees for fun) and I love it. It's solid feeling, easy to figure out, and pretty resonably priced. I like it way more than my figure eight or grigri. It's hard to describe but it just feels very predictable.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 3 out of
Good for specific applicationsThis is a good rack. However, it is aluminum and many people will not let you on their lines dry caving community with an aluminum rack. I will be returning this and moving to a stainless rack.