Figure 8 devices

  The descend eight (Figure 8 device) is a descender / belay device ideal for flat descents and dynamic belaying.

The figure 8 belay device is a piece of metal (usually an aluminum alloy) in the shape of an 8 with one large end and one small end.

This device utilities a large surface area in contact with a climbing rope to provide sufficient friction along with proper technique to be used as a belay device or for rappelling. A figure 8 (sometimes just referred to as an 8) is used in conjunction with a climbing harness and locking carabiner to keep a climber safe and control their descent or one's own descent (when rappelling)

Pros
Figure 8s offer a very smooth controlled descent when rappelling and lowering climbers.

  • They can be used with nearly any diameter climbing rope and don't get as hot as other friction devices because of their ability to dissipate heat efficiently
  • The figure eight can also be used with a doubled rope, which is also possible with a rack but not a bobbin.

Cons
The figure eight cannot be removed from the rope without detaching the device from the harness, and so could be accidentally dropped, particularly when tackling a rebelay. They also twist the rope which is a particular problem where a re belay prevents the rope untwisting. They do not provide a convenient means to temporarily lock the descent at a rebelay.

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  • Maskoon MK 100 eight
    Maskoon MK 100 eight

    Classic and robust figure-8 descender. To be used on static ropes in compliance with the EN 1891 standard, Type A with diameters between 9.5 and 10.2 mm, and Type B with diameters between 9 and 9.5 mm.

    € 12,99
  • SFD8 / Double eight - Blue
    SFD8 / Double eight - Blue

    SFD8 or also known as Double Eight is an extension of the classic descending eight that allows for a variety of techniques for descent, equipping, rescue and ascent.

    € 42,95
  • SFD8 / Double eight - Red
    SFD8 / Double eight - Red

    SFD8 or also known as Double Eight is an extension of the classic descending eight that allows for a variety of techniques for descent, equipping, rescue and ascent.

    € 42,95
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    Professione Canyon Gigio
    Professione Canyon Gigio

    Made to simplify all types of maneuvers in canyons. Perfect for beginner in basic modalities and excellent companion for experienced canyoneer and guides, for advanced progression, assist and rescue technique

    € 45,00
  • Singing Rock Figure 8 M
    Singing Rock Figure 8 M

    Belay and rappel device of classic proven shape designed for ropes of smaller diameters. Wide range of rope diameters (7.5 - 11 mm).

    € 14,06 € 13,99
  • Edelrid Rescue 8 black
    Edelrid Rescue 8 black

    Large descender constructed with high strength aluminium. Designed with ears to facilitate belaying, descending and positioning. For rope diameters of 7,8 mm to 12.0 mm. Weight 240 g. Color Black.

    € 42,00 € 37,95
  • Edelrid Rescue 8 blue
    Edelrid Rescue 8 blue

    Large descender constructed with high strength aluminium. Designed with ears to facilitate belaying, descending and positioning. For rope diameters of 7,8 mm to 12.0 mm. Weight 240 g. Color Blue.

    € 40,00 € 36,99
  • CZ Canyon8
    CZ Canyon8

    The classic rappelling for smooth abseiling and building debrayable / detachable racks. Smooth operation and ideal for canyoneers, canyoning guides & SAR professionals. The small eye fits up to 3 carabiners.

    € 16,00
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    Salewa G2 Figure 8
    Salewa G2 Figure 8

    Abseiling and belay device in one. Innovative design, easy operation. Suitable for modern single and twin ropes. Figure 8 for rappelling and belaying.

    € 12,00
  • Black Diamond Super 8
    Black Diamond Super 8

    A classic sure/descend device. It uses a unique design that eliminates excess material by thinning out the parts that do not make rope contact. for double rope up to 8.1mm and single rope up to 11mm.

    € 20,00 € 17,99
  • AustriAlpin RopeX Guide 8 - black
    AustriAlpin RopeX Guide 8 - black

    Specially shaped descender, especially for canyoning and rope rescues. The ideal tool for guides. This is the matte black version in hardcoat - the durable descender. Aluminum / anodized.

    € 63,50
  • SFD8 / Double eight - 2018 version
    SFD8 / Double eight - 2018 version

    SFD8 or also known as Double Eight is an extension of the classic descending eight that allows for a variety of techniques for descent, equipping, rescue and ascent.

    € 36,95
  • Mammut Bionic 8
    Mammut Bionic 8

    The optimal size / weight ratio and the grand opening of the small eye for several carabiners and use thinner ropes (8mm or thinner) makes the Bionic 8 an absolute all-rounder to use for canyoning.

    € 16,00
  • Petzl Huit Antibrulure
    Petzl Huit Antibrulure

    Square figure 8 aluminum descender with anti-scalding handle, suitable for use with single and double ropes. The square shape reduces twisting of the rope and the possibility of knots forming. Ropes 8-13mm.

    € 23,00 € 19,99
  • Edelrid Bud
    Edelrid Bud

    In a new design. Universal use for abseiling, equip and secure. Suitable for single ropes from 7.8 - 12 mm. Approved rope type: Single rope, double rope, twin rope.

    € 18,00 € 16,50
  • Petzl Huit
    Petzl Huit

    This figure of eight aluminum offers a smooth sliding movement when belaying and descending. The rectangular shape allows the rope less easy in the node ("tte d`alouette") can get and reduces the turning of the rope.

    € 20,00 € 18,95
  • AustriAlpin abseil Eight
    AustriAlpin abseil Eight

    Standard abseil eight in different colors available. MAIN MATERIAL :aluminum / anodized, WEIGHT :110 g. LENGTH: 132 mm, WIDTH: : 75 mm

    € 17,50

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