Poor attachment of the rope end to the ZIGZAG (DdRT usage) - Petzl USA
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Poor attachment of the rope end to the ZIGZAG (DdRT usage)

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.



Note: in this document the name ZIGZAG means either the ZIGZAG or ZIGZAG PLUS models.

Remember: the attachment recommended in the Instructions for Use, for a ZIGZAG used in double mode

ZIGZAG, recommended attachment.

Other possible attachment methods that are not recommended

ZIGZAG: other possible attachment methods, 1/2

Rope end connected to the harness

ZIGZAG: other possible attachment methods, 2/2

Rope end connected to the harness

Performance

Locking and descent control performance are the same in the two configurations.

Connector positioning

The connector will not be positioned as well as through the integrated sleeve in the ZIGZAG's rope end attachment hole. During use: verify that the connector is correctly positioned and interacting properly with your equipment.

Premature wear

The device is out of balance if the rope end is not connected to the intended location. The frame of the device tilts as the friction chain and the connection point to the harness tend to line up.

The rope rubs especially on the plastic part between the two side plates, accelerating wear on the device.

ZIGZAG: premature wear
ZIGZAG: premature wear