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9/11 (/w spring) Ver. A 9/11 (/w spring) Ver. B 9/11 (/w spring) Ver. C
9/11 (/w spring) Ver. A 9/11 (/w spring) Ver. B 9/11 (/w spring) Ver. C
 
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11/11 11/11 (/w spring)

Overview


9/11 (/w spring), Version A
(#831)

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Technical Details

I acquired my GAB, 9/1 (/w spring)1, Version A used on eBay from Todd Paris in 2005.

Version A is forged from aluminum alloy and then hard anodized. It has one 32 mm. long slot for 11 mm. rope and one 27 mm. long slot for 9 mm. rope. This plate has a spring and spring retainer. Version A is 66 mm. tall, 66 mm. wide, 48 mm. thick, and weighs 96 g.

The plate is stamped "9 11mm Sticht," "Doppelseilbremse DBPa," "GAB" and "Made in Germany."

Comments

This GAB is a normal forged double-rope Sticht plate. It resembles the Salewa Sticht plates, and I suspect a common origin. This one is similar to the Salewa 9/11 Version C, featuring a spring, different size slots for 9 mm. and 11 mm. rope, and a spring bracket with a dimple on the bottom that can hold the spring rather securely in the compressed position. The spring fits in a circumferential groove in the side of plate, and the groove is sheared and crimped closed over about one-fourth the circumference to provide an exit. The 9 mm. rope slot is slightly longer than on the Salewa 9/11 Version C. The most distinct difference is that the GAB is hard anodized. The screw holding the bracket on is too long, and can catch on the rope. I would file it down before using this Sticht.


9/11 (/w spring), Version B (#896)

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Technical Details

I acquired my GAB, 9/11 (/w spring), Version B used on eBay from Stephen Bailey in 2008.

Version B is forged from aluminum alloy and then hard anodized. It has one 32 mm. long slot for 11 mm. rope and one 27 mm. long slot for 9 mm. rope. This plate has a spring and spring retainer. Version B is 68 mm. tall, 66 mm. wide, and 48 mm. thick. It weighs 96 g.

The plate is stamped "9 11mm Sticht," "Doppelseilbremse," "GAB" and "Made in Germany."

Comments

Version B is similar to Version A, but the positions of the two slots are reversed. The position that the spring leaves the base of the plate is roughly 180° from the corresponding location in Version A.

As with Version A, the screw holding the bracket on is too long, and can catch on the rope.


9/11 (/w spring), Version C (#1613)

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Technical Details

I acquired my GAB, 9/11 (/w spring), Version C used on eBay from Jaime Bothwell in 2008.

Version C is forged from aluminum alloy and then hard anodized. It has one 32 mm. long slot for 11 mm. rope and one 27 mm. long slot for 9 mm. rope. This plate has a spring and spring retainer. Version C is 67 mm. long, 68 mm. wide, 48 mm. high, and weighs 98 g.

The plate is stamped "9 11mm Sticht," "Doppelseilbremse," "GAB" and "Made in Germany."

Comments

Version B is similar to Version A, but the spring retainer is on the opposite side. The position that the spring leaves the base of the plate is roughly 180° from the corresponding location in Version A. The minor differences between Versions A, B, and C show that the alignment of the plate with respect to the spring and spring retainer is not particularly important.

As with Version A, the screw holding the bracket on is too long, and can catch on the rope.


11/11
(#798)

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Technical Details

I acquired my GAB, 11/11 used on eBay from Rachel Boersma in 2004.

Like the others, this plate is forged from aluminum alloy and then hard anodized, but this plate does not have a spring. The slots are each 30 mm. long. This GAB is 64 mm. tall, 64 mm. wide, and 10 mm. thick, and weighs 63 g.

The plate is stamped with "11mm Sticht," "Doppelseilbremse," the GAB logo, and "Made in West Germany."

Comments

The GAB is a normal milled double-rope "Sticht" plate. It resembles the Salewa Sticht plates, and I believe in a common origin. This one has two slots sized for 11 mm. rope. There is no circumferential groove for mounting a spring, nor is one needed (some spring-less plates like the Salewa 9/9 have the groove, but this is a manufacturing convenience with no field practicality).


11/11 (/w spring)
(#1886)

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Technical Details

I acquired my GAB, 11/11 (/w spring) from Yinetyme (Nocogear) in 2016.

The GAB, 11/11 (/w spring) is forged from aluminum alloy and then hard anodized. Mine is 66 mm. long, 67 mm. wide, 47 mm. high, and weighs 94 g. The slots are each 30 mm. long. This GAB is 64 mm. tall, 64 mm. wide, and 10 mm. thick, and weighs 63 g.

The plate is stamped with "11mm Sticht," "Doppelseilbremse," the GAB logo, and "Made in Germany."

Comments

This is a normal milled double-rope "Sticht" plate with spring. It resembles the Salewa Sticht plates, and I believe in a common origin. This one is similar to the 11/11 (/w spring), Version A, featuring a spring, two slots for 11 mm. rope, and a spring bracket with a dimple on the bottom that can hold the spring rather securely in the compressed position. The spring fits in a circumferential groove in the side of plate, and the groove is sheared and crimped closed over about one-fourth the circumference to provide an exit. The most distinct difference is that the GAB is hard anodized. The screw holding the bracket on is too long, and can catch on the rope. I would file it down before using this Sticht.