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Complex Figure Eights

The Emery eights are interesting articulated eight. I don't see why the articulation is needed. The Kong De-Jump and the Frendo eights were made for canyoneering, and I can see that they would be quite useful in that situation, where dropping one's rappel device is both easy and inconvenient. The Young Manufacturing Rescue Safe Eights are well-made devices that provide an innovative alternative to the Figure Eights With Ears, addressing something that I don't view as a problem in my world, but apparently concerns many people in theirs.

The weight chart shows that the complex eights are heavier than the average standard eight, but much lighter than many.

Gallery

Image ID Device Description Acquired Weight Height Width Thickness Standard volume
Emery Magic 31700 358
1241
2428
Emery Magic 31700 Forged, painted, wire safety, rectangular holes, ears
  • Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1990
  • Jason G. Lubra, 2010
  • Bob Thrun Collection, 2017
198 148 75 78 866
Emery Pratic 31701 359
2429
Emery Pratic 31701 Forged, painted, wire safety, rectangular holes
  • Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1990
  • Bob Thrun Collection, 2017
180 148 75 55 611
Frendo, Version A 538 Frendo, Version A
Forged?, soft anodized, wire clip, round holes Alpinist & Globetrotter, 1997 162 158 71 58 651
Frendo, Version B 539 Frendo, Version B Forged?, painted, wire clip, round holes Comptoir des Techniques Verticales, 1997 163 158 71 58 651
Kong De-Jump 990 Kong De-Jump Forged, soft anodized, spring-loaded throat, trapezoidal rope hole Barrabes.com, 2005 326 140 105 23 333
Young Manufacturing Rescue Safe 8, Large 976 Young Manufacturing Rescue Safe 8, Large Milled, hard anodized, milled safety clip, irregular rope hole, oval eye Young Manufacturing, 2004 204 161 92 32 478
Young Manufacturing Rescue Safe 8, Small 977 Young Manufacturing Rescue Safe 8, Small Milled, hard anodized, milled safety clip, irregular rope hole, oval eye Young Manufacturing, 2004 181 148 76 33 367
Eared Eights Deaf Eights

Weight Chart