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By Mostafa
From Alameda
Nov 12, 2012
Cujo 5.11d Red Rocks
WTH is a zap-o-mat
campsaver.com/zap-o-mat?avad=3...

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By Eric Krantz
From Black Hills
Nov 13, 2012
smoke break, pitch 5 or 6 (or 7??) of Dark Shadows
yeah, wtf is that thang?

wtf
wtf

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By Andrew Hildner
Nov 13, 2012
Maybe only for people who can't spell...

(sorry, couldn't help myself)

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By Reginald McChufferton
Nov 13, 2012
Woah. It's got hole to put the rope in and a button to adjust the tension.

Sounds uber complicated.

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By Medic741
From Pittsford, New York
Nov 13, 2012
When I was a bum at Frey
Scary.

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By Jim Titt
From Germany
Nov 13, 2012
The Zap-O-Mat has been around for a few years now, 4 or 5 if I remember rightly, Itīs a single rope development from the TRE Sirius which was for doubles and works on the same priciple as a guide plate. The Sirius was a pretty good device for its intended purpose and the Zap-O Mat possibly not! Iīve never seen one in use and I live a couple of hours from the factory and climb regularly in the area.

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By Aric Datesman
Nov 13, 2012
Yup, you remember correctly Jim. A while after TRE ceased production they licensed the design to Edelrid, who for some reason only brought out a single rope version.

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By John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Nov 13, 2012
I own one-got it back when i was reviewing product- used it for awhile. Pretty neat, similar to the TRE (as mentioned). The double rope version was in development for a year or two, but was pulled for one reason or another. Probably anticipated sales not being worth it.

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