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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  • CanyonZone Canyon8
    CanyonZone Canyon8

    CANYONZONE CANYON8
    The classic figure-8 device for smooth rappels and belays with releasable rigging.

    Fast and easy loading, the CanyonZone Canyon 8 rappel device uses a unique design that eliminates excess material by thinning…

    € 9,95
  • AustriAlpin abseil Eight
    AustriAlpin abseil Eight

    AUSTRIALPIN ABSEIL EIGHT Standard abseil eight in different colors available.

    Specifications:

    ∙ MAIN MATERIAL :aluminum / anodized
    ∙ WEIGHT :110 g
    ∙ LENGTH :132 mm
    ∙ WIDTH : 75 mm
    ∙ REC. CABLE DIAMETERSingle…

    € 12,00
  • NEW at CanyonZone

    Salewa G2 Figure 8
    Salewa G2 Figure 8

    SALEWA G2 FIGURE 8 Figure 8 for rappelling and belaying.

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    ∙ Breaking Loads Longitudinal: UNI ( 30 kN )
    ∙ Maximum Load: 30 kN
    ∙ Color: Titaan
    ∙ Weight: 102g

    € 12,00
  • Edelrid Bud
    Edelrid Bud

    EDELRID BUD The Classic in a new design. Universal use for abseiling, equip and secure.
    Available in two colors, Royal (Blue) and Slate (Silver).DETAILS

    ∙ Suitable for single ropes from 7.8 - 12 mm

    TECHNICAL DATA

    ∙ Fmax.…

    € 12,95
  • Petzl Huit
    Petzl Huit

    PETZL HUIT Figure of eight 'Rectangular' (rectangular figure of eight). 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…

    € 14,25 € 12,95
  • Mammut Bionic 8
    Mammut Bionic 8

    MAMMUT BIONIC 8 By using the proven Beam Technology has managed to construct one of the lightest figure eight devices in the world without reducing its use.
    The optimal size / weight ratio and the grand opening of the small eye…

    € 16,00 € 13,50
  • Black Diamond Super 8
    Black Diamond Super 8

    BLACK DIAMOND SUPER 8 With the Super 8 from Black Diamond it is always safe to secure and / or descend. The Super 8 is a classic secure / descending device. It uses a unique design that eliminates excess material by thinning out…

    € 14,95
  • Petzl Huit Antibrulure
    Petzl Huit Antibrulure

    PETZL HUIT ANTIBRULURE Descender in eight square-shape with anti-combustion grip, suitable for use with single and double ropes.

    Specifications:

    ∙ The Huit Antibrulure has the same operating characteristics as the Petzl Huit.…

    € 15,25
  • Kong Otto Classic 40 Anniversary
    Kong Otto Classic 40 Anniversary

    KONG OTTO CLASSIC 40 ANNIVERSARY Classic figure of '8' descender, in the special Anniversary version that celebrates Kong's 40 years (1977-2017).
    Available in 5 vivid colours that recall the pop style of those years.
    Perfect for…

    € 15,95
  • Edelrid Rescue 8
    Edelrid Rescue 8

    EDELRID RESCUE 8 Large aluminium descender with ears for belay, descent and positioning.

    DETAILS

    ∙ For rope diameters of 9.0 mm to 16.0 mm
    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    ∙ Approved rope diameter: 9 - 16 mm
    ∙ Certification: EN 15151-2

    € 32,00 € 27,95
  • SFD8 / Double eight - 2018 version
    SFD8 / Double eight - 2018 version

    SFD8 / DOUBLE EIGHT - 2018 VERSION​ The new version of the 2018 of the SFD8 is carried out in a higher-quality aluminum as the previous model.

    SFD8 or also known as double eight is an extension of the classical figure of eight…

    € 36,95
  • AustriAlpin RopeX Guide 8 - yellow
    AustriAlpin RopeX Guide 8 - yellow

    AUSTRIALPIN ROPEX GUIDE 8 - YELLOW A special formed descender, developed by Mark Dacosta & Axel Manz, especially for canyoning and rope rescue. The ideal tool for the guide.
    This is the anodized version in yellow colour.TECHNICAL…

    € 39,90
  • AustriAlpin RopeX Guide 8 - black
    AustriAlpin RopeX Guide 8 - black

    AUSTRIALPIN ROPEX GUIDE 8 - BLACK A special formed descender, developed by Mark Dacosta & Axel Manz, especially for canyoning and rope rescue. The ideal tool for guides. This is the hardcot version in black colour

    TECHNICAL…

    € 46,50

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