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Offline Stuart Anderson

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« on: March 24, 2003, 02:53:33 pm »
anybody use/d one? know where to buy/try?

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bat brake
« on: March 24, 2003, 02:53:33 pm »
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Offline bubba

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bat brake
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2003, 10:59:40 am »
What is a "Bat Brake"?
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Offline Stuart Anderson

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2003, 06:26:33 pm »
its like a 3 hole belay plate that turns the rope round a krab in the fashion of an italian but without some of the drawbacks. its in some book somewhere i read.
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bat brake
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2003, 10:02:23 pm »
Its a crap descender they use in Australia which makes passing rebelays a nightmare...not quite sure why as i have never used one, think its something to do with the fact that it uses a lot of rope.

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bat brake
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2003, 09:42:57 pm »
The bat brake is a bit of metal that you clip onto a crab and run the rope through it in such a way that it works like an italian hitch.  Everytime you want to change the way that you are moving the rope through it the bat brake spins around the end of the crab.  This means that it'll more than likely get stuck,  well mine does anyway.  I'll let you have it for a couple of quid and the postage!  I bought mine through the post from Eldelrid for about a fiver

Offline Stuart Anderson

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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2003, 11:47:59 pm »
doh! almost .... almost a whole year!!!!

couple of quid you say!!

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"Bat Brake"
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2003, 04:47:48 pm »
Just for anyone else in future wondering what a "Bat Brake" is, here is a nice little drawing of one:



If you use the Italian Hitch knot, combined with an appropriate krab for lifelining or assisted handlines, it can cause the rope to wear and twist, particularly if the rope is dirty. The "Bat Brake" is an alternative to the Italian Hitch knot and krab set-up and avoids all rope-to-rope contact. It looks very similar to a Belay plate, but is used entirely differently and the two should not be mixed up.

 

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