Petzl Am'D Ball-Lock
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Petzl's American D ball lock provides exceptional strength and versatility thanks to its medium-sized frame and asymmetric shape. Turn the locking sleeve either right or left with either hand using the SPINBALL rapid-action manual locking system and hold the sleeve in place by the green button that locks it.
- Mountain Gear
The Petzl Am'D Ball Locking Carabiner is a high-volume D-shape locking carabiner. The ball lock mechanism (one of three options in the Am'D shape) can be deployed with only one hand as it requires no screwing to lock. High volume D-shape Excellent strength-to-weight ratio Ball lock mechanism is simple to use, excellent for use at anchors Keylock system offers ease of use with webbing and slings Made in the USA
The Petzl Am'D Ball-Lock is a pear-shaped, multi-purpose carabiner with large opening that's for connecting devices to a harness or to use at the end of a lanyard.
The Am'd or "American D" is Petzl's midsize D shaped locking carabiner. It utilizes the Keylock system which eliminates the notch in the carabiner nose, helping to prevent snagging on ropes, webbing, and anchors. The Ball Lock version is auto locking, making it the most fail safe of the available locking mechanisms. A green ball must be pushed in while the gate is being rotated to unlock the carabiner. Finger grooves in the sleeve make one handed operation possible. Two other locking mechanisms are available: Screwlock manual locking and Spinball rapid action manual locking. Strengths: Open: 8kN Closed: 28kN Weight: 74g Note that this item of climbing safety equipment is non-returnable. Please call us toll free at 877-236-8428 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.