Yeah, EU standards and PPE/PSA are the worst. They mean that I can't order either a HH2,RR,Akimbo,e.t.c in Germany, the only available thing is the RW. Even if I were to pay 40$ for having them shipped from the USA, and paid the about 25%-30% import tax they might still not make it through customs because they are classified as PSA, but don't comply to the PSA standards (Yeah, just dont get me into that. EU certification is not about common sense as you've may have heard... =)
Yes there is, you can use anything for rec climbing, even something homemade as far as I know. However, @Jan_ is right, because customs don't know what you'll use it for.Hey Jan, is there no distinction between work tree climbing and recreational climbing as far as the tree police are concerned?
I've had my Wraptor for years. My unit will just umph out if I hang too much gear on my harness and try to take it all up at one time. It's like sticking the chain on a saw and continuing to try and rev it.How do the current wraptors (current gen and last gen) do with extra weight? At 325 without gear, I'm a *touch over capacity. I'm assuming as with most everything else, it's a certification and safety factor issue rather than the device is unsafe to use. Will the current ones lift more than 300lbs albeit at a slower speed, or does the rope slip in the sheav, or the motor run out of oomph...
If it's good to go I could see adding a 2 person rating, ala nfpa or some other entity for rescue, canopy tours, tree top access for the disabled, training etc. Things where you would ride as the operator and bring along a passenger under guidance
That is awesome, thumbs up, sir.Yup we have them. I try to keep all the old ones running. Bad businessman I guess