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Stubai

Version A BC BC PRO
Version A BC BC PRO

Overview


Version A
(#852)

Front Rear Top
Front Rear Top
 
Left Right Bottom
Left Right Bottom

Technical Details

I acquired my Stubai from Sarah Oldfield in 2007.

The Stubai belay tube is forged from aluminum alloy and then soft anodized. Mine is 53 mm. long, 46 mm. wide, 99 mm. high, and weighs 58 g. The slots are 33 mm. long and 14 mm. wide. The top of the Omega oval carabiner that I use for comparing belay tubes sits 15 mm. below the ends of the slots. The Stubai has a stiff, plastic covered cable keeper.

One side of my Stubai is etched with the Stubai mountain logo, "®," "STUBAI," and "0303."

Comments

Stiff keepers stand up better to the rope running over them (by accident, of course), but make the device harder to pack. The keeper is crimped in place, and the ends are visible- not that it matters either way.


BC
(#1857)

Front Rear Top
Front Rear Top
 
Left Right Bottom
Left Right Bottom

Technical Details

I acquired my Stubai BC from Amazon.com in 2015.

The Stubai BC isis forged from aluminum alloy and then soft anodized. Mine is 47 mm. long, 56 mm. wide, 75 mm. high, and weighs 60 g. The slots are 31 mm. long and 15 mm. wide. The top of the Omega oval carabiner that I use for comparing belay tubes sits 13 mm. below the ends of the slots. The Stubai BC has a stiff, plastic covered cable keeper.

One side of my Stubai is screened with the Stubai mountain logo, "®," "STUBAI," and "0207."

Comments

The shell differs from Version A and the ends of the keeper are not visible; however, this difference does not affect the tube's performance.


BC PRO
(#1850)

Front Rear Top
Front Rear Top
 
Left Right Bottom
Left Right Bottom

Technical Details

I acquired my Stubai BC PRO from Amazon.com in 2015.

The Stubai BC PRO is a notched belay tube. Mine is 45 mm. long, 55 mm. wide, 91 mm. high, and weighs 66 g. It is forged from aluminum alloy and soft anodized. It has two slots with ribbed v-grooves and a plastic-covered cable keeper.The slots are 34 mm. long and 15 mm. wide. The top of the Omega oval carabiner that I use for comparing belay tubes sits 15 mm. below the ends of the slots.

One side of my Stubai is screened with the Stubai mountain logo and "0614 C 0010." The other side is screened with "BC PRO" and a rigging illustration.

Comments

The following belay tubes are essentially identical:

Image Device     Image Device     Image Device
Brasovia Notched Brasovia Notched   Epic Peak Epic Peak   NTR NTR
Climb Tech Climb Tech   Fusion Neo-Sat Fusion Neo-Sat   Stubai BC PRO Stubai BC PRO
Cypher Cypher   Good Makings Notched Good Makings Notched   Yoke Yoke
Elliot Elliot   NAT NAT    

The shallow V-notches used in this design do not seem to be very effective at increasing the braking force. The notches do not have the narrow angle found on the Trango Jaws and its equivalents, so they do not create the same wedging action.