REVO is the first and only bi-directional
auto-locking belay device which provides
a higher level of certainty that you will
give and also get a better
belay - indoors or out. The REVO's design
also assures you can't load the rope improperly...
and that the locking function works regardless
of the devices orientation or direction
of the load.
The REVO's primary mode works like any other
friction device - to slow and then stop
the rope's movement and arrest your falling
partner - while your hand firmly controls
the "slack" side of rope. It's
secondary mode is activated when the rope
moves at a speed in excess of 4 meters per
second. This rapid movement activates an
internal mechanism that locks the V-grooved
wheel and stops movement of the rope. As
such, the REVO's panic-proof locking mechanism
cannot be over-ridden (and has no "release"
handle) - so leader and belayer alike are
assured any slip or fall will be checked
quickly and held securely.
This device is intuitive and simple to use.
Letting out (or taking in) rope is smooth
and easy, ditto for rappels. Can be used
on a wide range of dynamic ropes from 8.5
Made in Italy.