Comparison between MAESTRO and I’D for a rescue using twin tensioned haul lines - Petzl Belgique
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Comparison between MAESTRO and I’D for a rescue using twin tensioned haul lines

MAESTRO and I’D allow for efficient hauling, releasing the lock at any time and a controlled lower of the load. The two devices have different ergonomics and different specifications (working load and efficiency).

Warnings

  • Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
  • It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
  • Mastering these techniques requires training.
  • Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.

Hauling

The MAESTRO’s efficiency enables effective use of simple pulley systems. If a complex pulley system is needed to increase efficiency, it can be set up below the device, on the auxiliary attachment point. With the I’D, it may be necessary to set up a parallel haul system such as the JAG SYSTEM, to improve hauling efficiency. In this case, an additional operator is required.

MAESTRO.
Hauling with MAESTRO.
I'D.
Hauling with I’D.

Working load for lowering with the device on the anchor

Working load for lowering with the device on the anchor: MAESTRO.
Working load for lowering with the device on the anchor: MAESTRO.
Working load for lowering with the device on the anchor: I'D.
Working load for lowering with the device on the anchor: I'D.

Direction of handle operation for lowering with the device on the anchor

The direction of handle operation is reversed on MAESTRO and I’D EVAC, compared to the normal direction for the I’D S and L.

On MAESTRO and I’D EVAC, the handle must be pulled downward, which offers optimal ergonomics when the user is in front of or below the anchor.

Direction of handle operation for lowering with the device on the anchor 1/2.
Direction of handle operation for lowering with the device on the anchor: MAESTRO 1/2.
Direction of handle operation for lowering with the device on the anchor: I’D 1/2.
Direction of handle operation for lowering with the device on the anchor 2/2.
Direction of handle operation for lowering with the device on the anchor: MAESTRO 2/2.
Direction of handle operation for lowering with the device on the anchor: I’D 2/2.

The handle on the I’D S and L is easier to use when the device can be extended from the anchor. This allows the user to position him/herself between the device and the anchor, so that the device, the rope and the load can be kept in line of sight.

The handle on the I’D S and L is easier to use when the device is extended from the anchor 1/2.
The handle on the I’D S and L is easier to use when the device is extended from the anchor 2/2.