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Good Makings

Plain Notched
Plain Notched

Overview


Plain
(#1818)

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

Technical Details

I acquired my Good Makings from Joyce Fabric in 2014.

The Good Makings is a plain belay tube. Mine is 46 mm. long, 52 mm. wide, 92 mm. high, and weighs 60 g. It is forged from aluminum alloy and then soft anodized. It has two slots and a plastic-covered cable keeper. 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 16 mm. below the ends of the slots.

One side is screened with the Good Makings logo, "GM", "For rope 8-11 mm," and a rigging diagram.

Comments

The Good Makings is another ATC-type belay tube with a flexible cable keeper. These makes the device easier to pack, but sometimes get caught where the rope can run over them.


Notched
(#1819)

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

Technical Details

I acquired my notched Good Makings from Joyce Fabric in 2014.

The Good Makings is a notched belay tube. It is forged from aluminum alloy and soft anodized. Mine is 46 mm. long, 55 mm. wide, 94 mm. high, and weighs 65 g. 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 16 mm. below the ends of the slots.

One side is printed with a Good Makings logo, "For rope 8-11 mm," 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.