DETAILSThe Black Diamond Big Air package is a quick and easy way to get a new belay set-up. Whether you're new to the sport, or replacing old gear, the Big Air package is a great way to get the gear you need. You get a Black Diamond ATC belay device, which is one of the most popular and easy-to-use devices on the market. And because you need to use a locking carabiner to attach the ATC to your harness, the package also includes an Airlock2 Screwgate locking biner. *Comes in assorted colors.
- Short Description
- ATC designed to feed smoothly while belaying or abseiling
- Locks up well with 9-11mm ropes & dissipates heat well
- Locking carabiner is versatile with huge gate opening
- Brand Name
- Black Diamond
- Style Name
Overall Rating3 Reviews
I received this package as a component of an even larger package (this plus chalk, bag, and harness).I've been using this package for indoor climbing. The belay device is almost perfect. Of course, loading is extremely easy, and the rope moves VERY smoothly. It's a significant improvement over a Mad Rock model that I have also used frequently. It's also true that it will stop a fall with little effort. The only (slight) issue is that it requires a little bit more force to maintain the locked off rope position than some others, surely because of the smooth, low-friction finish.The Screwgate carabiner is great for one-handed operation. Once the lock has been twisted into the unlocked position, it stays there. The gate can then open and close freely, until you decide to twist the locking mechanism back into the locked position. It takes two fingers to lock/unlock, and then your hands are free to manipulate the gate, items attached to the biner, etc.They're both great items, so if you can save a little money by getting them both together, then I say do it!
If you're looking for a cheap ATC and biner combo this is the one. It doesn't have some of the fancy features of others, but its a great starter kit. I primarily use it for gym climbing, but its not bad for outdoor use too (what little I've done anyway). So far not disappointed.Oh and fine for repelling too.
This belay device and carabiner combo is great. I use this for gym climbing, and it is everything I need in a belay device/carabiner for leading and top roping. Sometimes it's tricky to fit a wider sized rope into it, but the friction is great and I have no problem belaying someone 30 lbs. heavier than me. I definitely recommend this combo package.