Is the Petzl zigzag safe?
August 30, 2021CurrentSafety information: Cases of slippage with ZIGZAG / ZIGZAG PLUS / ZILLONWe have received reports of users experiencing rope slippage while using the ZIGZAG, ZIGZAG PLUS and ZILLON. Following these reports, we have identified two defects causing the slippage.
How long does a Petzl zigzag last?
For plastic or textile products, the maximum lifetime is ten years from the date of manufacture (See: How can I find out the age of my Petzl PPE?.) The lifespan of metal products is not limited. Warning: An unusual event may require you to retire a product after only one use.
Can you use a Petzl zigzag SRT?
The ZIGZAG may be used on doubled rope (DdRT) and on single rope (SRT) when combined with the CHICANE.
What kind of rope should I use for Petzl zigzag?
Rope. The ZIGZAG is for use with EN 1891 rope, 11.5 -13 mm in diameter. Storage: Depending on the techniques used, the ZIGZAG can be left in place on the rope to save time on the next use.
What is a Petzl zig zag?
The ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik allows the user to move around efficiently in a tree using classic Prusik pulley system technique. The pulley is mounted on sealed ball bearings to allow the slack to be taken up easily. Can be used on either doubled ropes or a single rope, providing great versatility.
When should I replace my Petzl harness?
Even if your harness has been properly stored and/or used and it shows no visible damage, you should retire it if it is more than seven years old. If you’re a climbing professional such as a mountain guide, or you climb full-time, you should retire your harness as early as one year after its first use.
Can you use a rope wrench with zigzag?
Now when we look at the initial and totally ingenious design of the Rope Wrench, we can easily spot the chicane or serpentine curve that it creates and adds friction by creating those serpentine curves. The Chicane can be used with the Zig Zag or the Zig Zag Plus.
When should you retire a harness?
How often should you replace quickdraws?
Most manufacturers recommend retiring soft goods after 5-8 years, depending on use, just for reference. They’re of course conservative.