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Rock Exotica Akimbo Mechanical Friction Device - #RG80

Rock Exotica Akimbo Mechanical Friction Device - #RG80Rock Exotica Akimbo Mechanical Friction Device - #RG80Rock Exotica Akimbo Mechanical Friction Device - #RG80Rock Exotica Akimbo Mechanical Friction Device - #RG80Rock Exotica Akimbo Mechanical Friction Device - #RG80
SKU: RE-RG80MPN: RG80GTIN/UPC: 816302021885
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Product Description

The Akimbo is a unique arborist climbing tool that enables the climber to ascend, descend and position on both stationary rope and moving rope systems. The Akimbo features rope contact surfaces (Upper and Lower Bollards) that adjust to accommodate a wide range of rope sizes to suit the climber's needs or preferences--all without tools or disassembling components. The Bollards can also be adjusted to increase or decrease friction to accommodate changes in climber weight, changes in environment, or adjust for natural wear of the Akimbo's contact surfaces.

The Akimbo opens easily to remove or install a rope mid-line in seconds, and compresses back down into a compact form factor both on and off the rope. When climbing on stationary rope, the chest harness connection point facilitates quick connections by way of an innovative wire gate. As opposed to a closed loop attachment, the wire gate conveniently allows the climber to use a small non-PPE carabiner to connect to the SRS attachment point, or directly to a loop of cord.

  • Opens easily to install/remove rope mid-line, without detaching from harness
  • Accepts wide range of rope sizes (see below for list of approved ropes)
  • Friction adjusts easily without tools
  • Suitable for both SRS and MRS climbing methods
  • SRS chest attachment wire gate provides quick connect/disconnect for cord or small carabiner
  • Ascend, descend and position in the canopy without changing equipment
  • Lightweight and compact

* APPROVED ROPES
The following ropes are approved for use with the Akimbo at the Working Load Limit (WLL) shown below. Only approved ropes should be used with the Akimbo. Working Load is equal to the total weight of the climber including gear. Total Working Load of the climber must not exceed the Working Load Limit (WLL) for the rope listed below or slippage may occur!

WLL: 100KG (220LB)
Do Not Exceed this weight on the ropes listed below!

MANUFACTURER, MODEL, DIA. (mm):
Samson, Voyager Cool, 11.8
Teufelberger XStatic 11.7
Yale Poison Ivy / Blue Moon 11.7

WLL: 130KG (286LB)
Do Not Exceed this weight on the ropes listed below!

MANUFACTURER, MODEL, DIA. (mm):
Cousin Atrax 11.6
Sterling Scion 12.5
Sterling WorkPro 12.5
Sterling HTP 12.5
Teufelberger Fly 11.1
Teufelberger Drenaline 11.8
Yale Scandere 11.7

Specifications

MPN
RG80
Rope Size
7/16 - 1/2" (11.5 - 13 mm)
Type
Mechanical
Material
Aluminum
Color
Blue
WLL (lbs)
220 - 286*
WLL (kg)
100 - 130*
Weight (oz)
9.2
Weight (g)
261

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Rigging and safety gear purchased from Westech Rigging Supply should be used in strict accordance with all industry and OSHA standards. At no time should rigging or safety gear be used beyond its certified load ratings (aka Working Load Limits). Normal wear and tear should be expected with use of rigging and safety gear; therefore, all gear should be thoroughly inspected before each and every use. Worn or unsafe rigging and safety gear should never be used.