ROPE SUITABILITY TEST
We have developed a Rope Suitability Test (download PDF below). The first set of ropes that have been successfully tested are listed below.
The test was developed for 2 reasons:
1: Our information about ropes was too general and we wanted to provide specific advice about which ropes are suitable for use with ActSafe Ascenders.
2: Our current generation of Ascenders has a new Rope Grab designed for better grip on the rope. This design reduces the wear on ropes when used in the Ascenders, however it is less tolerant of ropes with the result that softer ropes get easier stuck in the rope grab and therefore get easier damaged.
We have contacted a lot of the major rope brands in Europe and are now able to provide a list of ropes that have passed the test; more will follow. We recommend that all of these ropes should be pre-soaked before first use, as described in the user manuals.
Please take particular not of the colour of the ropes that have passed. Other coloured ropes of the same particular models did not have enough grip to pass some of the tests. The information below is free to use.
Download Rope Suitability Test
Actsafe approved ropes
|Beal||Unicore||11mm||All colors, Only for ACC & PME|
|Edelrid||Performance Static||11mm||All colors|
|Edelrid||Safety Super II||11mm||Only color 047, Snow|
|Edelrid||Super Static Link Tec||11mm||All colors|
|Petzl||Axis||11mm||R074xxxx All colors|
|Marlow||Static LSK||11mm||All colors|
|English Braids||Tutus Static||11mm||White|
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