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New Wall hauling Pulley - Rock Exotica Omni
« on: July 29, 2015, 11:56:03 am »
http://www.rockexotica.com/new-products/omni-2-6

•Increased MBS of 80kN with 20kN WLL.

•Install and remove rope while still
connected to the anchor.

•Sideplate locks with two-stage,
double-catch safety mechanism.

•Integrated swivel allows pulley
to orient while reducing gain.

•Connect, install and remove
rope with one hand.

•CNC machined for optimal
weight & strength.


Mike. posted it up on ST, but I suspect the crowd over there won't appreciate the nuance of this device.

Pros and cons?

integrated swivel combined with a side plate approach similar to the Protrax looks promising.

What's the combined weight of the carabiners and slings needed for a protrax comparatively? 

Size relative to protrax set up?

Total break strengths compared?

I'll look more at this later, but worthy discussion for this crowd.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2015, 09:49:26 am by mungeclimber »

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Re: New Wall hauling device - Rock Exotica Omni
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2015, 02:18:55 pm »
Looks good for a 2:1 as the upper pulley but not that valuable for you 1:1 guys. Probably overkill in a 2:1 though? For $75 it's more than a normal 2" pulley
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Re: New Wall hauling device - Rock Exotica Omni
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2015, 08:59:49 am »
I can't tell for sure, but this does not seem to have a rope catch? So you'd have to use a jumar with it?

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Re: New Wall hauling Pulley - Rock Exotica Omni
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2015, 09:50:01 am »
Prod, you're right I thought for sure it had a capture when I first eyeballed it. I changed the subject title.

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Re: New Wall hauling Pulley - Rock Exotica Omni
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2015, 11:57:14 pm »
That's why I said it wouldn't be valuable to 1:1 guys. For a 2:1, the top pulley in the system doesn't need a progress capture.
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Re: New Wall hauling Pulley - Rock Exotica Omni
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2015, 01:42:56 pm »
I have and have used one of those pulleys. I had the 2" version. I bought it for its built in swivel. Its a good pulley and does the job but it was simply way too heavy. It weighed 11 ounces. The 2.6" pulley shown here weighs 1.9 POUNDS!!!! My whole 2:1 haul kits doesn't weigh that much!!!!