Rapid position

•To change from the Traditional Position to the Rapid Position, simply move the loop of rope out from behind the Lower Horn (2).
•When using the "9" in the Rapid Position there is less friction between the device and the rope making it easier to give out rope, however this reduction in friction can mean less control of the rope when unlocking.
•It is necessary to use the Squeeze Technique when unlocking the rope before using the Top Horn (5) to lower a climber on a top rope.
•When belaying on slabby cliffs it is possible for an experienced belayer to use the Rapid Position.
•The Rapid Position is not advised when belaying at the beginning of a pitch or on steep or overhanging cliffs as unlocking the rope can be difficult or dangerous.
•Using two hands when unlocking the rope can improve your grip on the rope.
NB: The Rapid Position can be an advantage when using a stiff rope
Pull upwards
Place the rope behind the Top Horn, release the squeeze
Use both hands to lower the climber
Before changing to the Rapid Position at least 5 quickdraws need to have been clipped (3 on a slabby cliff)
Climbing the Rope

•It is also possible to climb a rope using the "9"
•It is necessary to have a second stopping device above the "9" with a step, and to lock the brake side of the rope into the V-Shaped Slot (3) between sequences.
Whether using the Rapid or Traditional Position, always check the function of the system.

The "9" for experts
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Simplicity and security :
This new one piece system has both the advantages of mechanical self-braking systems and the simplicity of classical belay devices and descenders.

Simplicité et sécurité :
Ce nouveau système monobloc associe les avantages des systèmes mécaniques
auto-freinants et la simplicité des assureurs-descendeurs classiques.
Double security :
self-locking and smooth braking. A dynamic braking which reduces tension on the anchor points.

Double sécurité :
auto-freinants et souplesse de freinage.
Un freinage dynamique qui a pour effet
de limiter la force appliquée sur les points d’ancrage.

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