Edelrid Zap-O-Mat

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Specs

Weight 158 g

Manufacturer's Description

With its adjustable tension spring the Zap-O-Mat is the world's first adjustable belay device. The ingenious idea of having a loaded spring in the handle means the Zap-O-Mat is ideal for every sport climbing situation and for every belayer regardless of weight or rope thickness. Soft or dynamic belaying is possible without having to jump.

Push the green spring load button in and the rope can be paid out easily for on sight or red point attempts. Release the spring by pushing the button on the bottom side of the handle and the central bolt moves easily and the Zap-O-Mat blocks quickly. Ideal for working routes or when the climber is heavier than the belayer. When lowering, the integrated karabiner arrester prevents the unit from being pushed to far thus increasing the braking power.

The perfect device for the safety and comfort conscious climber. Useable for single ropes between 8.9 mm and 10.5 mm. The Zap-O-Mat is a hybrid tuber unit and not a semi automatic belay device.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

With its adjustable tension spring the Zap-O-Mat is the worlds first adjustable belay device. The ingenious idea of having a loaded spring in the handle means the Zap-O-Mat is ideal for every sport climbing situation and for every belayer regardless of weight or rope thickness. Soft or dynamic belaying is possible without having to jump. Push the green "spring load" button in and the rope can be paid out easily for on sight or red point attempts. Release the spring by pushing the button on the bottom side of the handle and the central bolt moves easily and the Zap-O-Mat blocks quickly. When lowering, the integrated carabiner-arrester prevents the unit from being pushed too far, increasing braking power. This is ideal for working routes or situations when the climber is heavier than the belayer. Perfect device for the safety and comfort conscious climber. Useable for single ropes between 8.9 mm and 10.5 mm. The Zap-O-Mat is a hybrid tube-unit and not a semi automatic belay device.

- CampSaver.com

Semiautomatic braking power makes the Zap-O-Mat from Edelrid a safe belay device that allows the belayer to pay out rope evenly and quickly without even touching the device. Easily adjust the braking resistance for rope size and climbing style and adjust rope payout speed with a push of a button - an integrated carabiner arrest adds braking power when needed. Threading rope is simple and fast and does not require the Zap-O-Mat to be removed from the harness.

- Mountain Gear

Edelrid Zap-O-Mat

previously retailed for:
$54.95 - $59.97

The Edelrid Zap-O-Mat is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 26, 2013 at CampSaver.com.

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