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OR1 Ultimate Rack-90*Eye

OR1 Ultimate Rack-90*Eye
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Price: $181.50
Product ID : R60-90
Manufacturer: On Rope 1
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Description

This is an open-frame rack with stainless steel, tubular bars. It has a double rope capacity that incorporates a BMS hyberbar, the SMC oversized grooved bar and 4 BMS tubular slant gate bars.
 
This rack is capable of handling large drops on most sizes of rope.
 
If a Maillon Rapide is preferred for the connector to the harness, a G-070-SS will fit over the rack eye.
 

Why use a straight or 90 degree rack? 

 

John Cole, inventor of the rack, designed it to be oriented so the user is to be staring straight down at the ends of the bars, not looking at them from the the side.  There is a very popular idea in place in today's world with thinking that racks need to be turned to the left or the right.  In fact, racks are correctly oriented when the open leg is facing down and out, away from the user.  This orientation facilitates easy changing of the bars by swinging the rope from side to side, as opposed to the front and back motion necessary if the rack is improperly oriented.  When extreme rope weight is encountered, such as during a 1000' drop, the user will then fully comprehend the necessity to properly orient their rack as it was designed.

 

Who needs it? 

 

Users with a vertically aligned attachment point, such as a rock climbing harness with a belay loop need to use a regular straight frame rack.  This is because when the rack is attached with a carabiner to the belay loop (like it is supposed to), once weight is applied, the rack will orient correctly, with the user looking straight down the ends of the bars from the side of the rack.

 

Users with a perpendicular attachment point, such as a program harness or a 2-point Frogger's harness or a harness with a metal D-ring attachment need to use a 90 degree twisted frame rack.  This is because when the attachment carabiner for the rack is clipped onto the harness attachment point and weight is applied, the rack will then be correctly oriented. 

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