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Black Diamond - ATC XP - Belay device tested

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Mike's profile picture
| Stockton on Tees

Great device

This was my first belay device (although I have used a number of others; Grivel, DMM, ClimbX) and it is brilliant. Compared to others on the market the feeding out rope is, I found, the best. I currently use the DMM Pivot (as it has a guide mode, which is the only reason I have stopped using my ATC XP). Compared to the pivot, the ATC XP has a larger retention loop which seems to allow for reduced locking when giving rope (by locking I should state this is not an auto-locking device). When catching a fall the device grips the rope well whilst providing a smooth catch. Using the high-friction grooves allows for controlled lowering. Used in an abseil situation both high friction and low friction modes provide a smooth abseil. For a simple belay device I can definitely recommend this.

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| Birmingham

I would buy again

This is the first belay device I've bought and I'm really pleased with it. It feels pretty solid and I've found it really smooth with no sticking, so my belaying confidence has really improved. Great price too!

If your buying from UK don't worry service is grate and delivery prompt A++

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Ian's profile picture
| Balerno

Solid, well-built, reliable

Does exactly what it says on the tin

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| Hampshire

Very versatile belay device

The XP has both high friction and normal mode (turn upside down) as well as being able to accept two ropes. Its also very light and not bulky at all. I would definitely recommend. The price and finish is also very good.

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Ulrich's profile picture
| Siegen

kann ich empfehlen

robust, leicht, hält was er verspricht

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| Neubrandenburg

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Sicher!

Bei korrekter Anwendung das TOPP-Gerät zur Sicherung. Das Design ist toll und ich fühle mich sicher als der Sichernde und beim Sicherer meines Vertrauens ebenso, wenn er so ein Gerät verwendet ;-)

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| marxzell

gutes produkt

empfehlenswert

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Patrick's profile picture
| Welschellen/Enneberg

Einfach und sicher

Perfekt

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Markus's profile picture
| Sankt Augustin

Sehr zufrieden

Gut zu händeln

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Stephan's profile picture
| Osnabrück

Der beste Tube...

... den ich bisher benutzt habe, da die Bremswirkung durch die Rillen recht hoch ist und auch "schwächere" Personen Stürze mit dünneren Einfachseilen halten können. Die Verarbeitung und Eloxierung sind top. Auch Abseilen funktioniert einwandfrei. Benutze den Tube mit einem AustriAlpin Ovalo; womit ein mögliches Verdrehen des Karabiners noch nicht vorkam.

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