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Flipline Adjusters

Flipline adjusters are arborist tools. While almost any ascender can be (and probably has been) used as a flipline adjustor, the units shown here were specifically marketed as flipline adjustors and not as ascenders, as far as I know.

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Image ID Device Description Acquired Weight Height Width Thickness Std. volume
Advanced Ropeclimbing Technology Positioner 2 2666 Advanced Ropeclimbing Technology Positioner, Version A Al cylinder, pivoting attachment, O-ring "spring" Bob Thrun Collection, 2017 149 83 56 34 154
Advanced Ropeclimbing Technology Positioner 2 2667 Advanced Ropeclimbing Technology Positioner, Version B Al cylinder, pivoting attachment, release lever Bob Thrun Collection, 2017 155 90 57 34 172
Advanced Ropeclimbing Technology Positioner 2 1656 Advanced Ropeclimbing Technology Positioner 2 Al cylinder, pivoting attachment, release lever WesSpur Tree Equipment, 2009 154 88 56 35 172
Antec Pole Lanyard Maxiglisse 726 Antec Pole Lanyard Maxiglisse Cast Al shell /w finger grooves, cast cam /w diamond grooves, rivet pivot. Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1999 ≈300 g
Difficult to weigh
95 91 35 303
Buckingham Length Adjusting Device 1668 Buckingham Length Adjusting Device
(a.k.a. LAD, Buck Grab)
Milled aluminum frame & cam, 90° eye, bolt axle with ring, plastic-covered stranded springwire WesSpur Tree Equipment, 2010 178 74 55 51 206
Gibbs Klimair 838
2623
Gibbs Klimair Anodized Al U-shell, double-sided anodized Al cam, swivel eye, axle /w split ring closure
  • WesSpur Tree Equipment, 2006
  • Bob Thrun Collection, 2017
133 51 77 31 123
1871 heightec Piranha SS Shell, spring-loaded cast SS cam, plastic hand knob Ronald Marston, 2016 ≈350 g
Difficult to weigh
61 108 26 173
2675 ISC RAD RP815 Al shell, bollard-like floating cam on lever-actuated plate. Buffalo Gap Outfitters, 2017 301 112 74 34 283
Miller Reglex 3000 1606 Miller Reglex 3000 SS shell, spring-loaded Al cam, plastic hand knob Olivier Peron Caillet, 2008 295 173 68 35 405
Miller Reglex 3000 2700 NTR Milled Al shell /w finger grooves, milled cam /w grooves, rivet pivot. Kangjin Liao, 2017 230 75 98 35 258
Petzl Grillon 859 Petzl Grillon Stamped frame, forged cam Mike's Pawn, 2007 208 117 67 42 332
Rope Rat 1841 Rope Rat Milled Al body, spring-loaded SS cam Eddie Hughes, 2015 346 114 73 24 196
Single Rope Technique A5 811 L 2640 Skylotec Ergogrip Cast Al shell /w finger grooves, cast cam /w 6 teeth, rivet pivot. Bob Thrun Collection, 2017 290 75 106 37 294