Hey guys, I have been thinking this for a while now, how is the cinch an OK work positioning device? The most common place I see it used is on a climber's lanyard. All literature I have read about the cinch is that it is an assisted belay device. The user guide fairly clearly spells out that when there is a load on the device a brake hand must be placed down rope of the cinch. Is there an exception that I don't know about? Should we allow this to be used for climbing comps?