SMC Spider descender

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  1. lonniels

    lonniels Active Member

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    Has anyone used the Spider descender from SMC? I like that it accepts larger rope diameters. Info appreciated!
     
  2. Tom Dunlap

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    Do you have a link to the Spider?
     
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    That's it, thanks fall_risk
     
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    It looks beefy, I wonder why it is only rated as 13.5kn?
     
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    I am not sure Dave, the RIG is rated slightly more at 14 kn. This looks like it should be more. I might contact SMC and see why.
     
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    Check "nice guy Daves"videos also, I think I remember him doing a review on them. If I find it I'll put the link in.
     
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    Good Stuff ! Thanks
     
  10. lonniels

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    Great, thank you
     
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    Talked to Dave today at the expo, he said SMC rates it where it fails as a whole. In this case it was where the rope failed. They treat it as a failure point when anything fails, not just the device itself. That number is based on their test ropes. The failure point will vary some depending on the actual rope used in your system.
     
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    Awesome info monkeylove, that makes a lot of sense.
     
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    If you have a chance could you ask him how the rope failed? That is substantially lower then the MBS of our climbing lines.
     
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    I will see if I can a little more in depth with him about that.
     
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