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nForce / Ascender

nForce

OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2006

nForce

OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2006

The nForce is an innovative handled ascender utilizing a four bar linkage system along with a toothed cam to achieve upward progression. The two main innovations are: its ability to have three methods of on/off actuation (using thumb only, index finger only or edge of the frame) and its ability to decrease the likelihood of slipping on muddy or icy ropes by up to 33% over traditional coming, handled ascenders. The four bar linkage system allows the body weight to work directly toward applying additional clamping force on the rope. The nForce passes all CE and UIAA requirements on ropes ranging in size from 8-13mm.

Client / Manufacturer

Black Diamond Equipment

Black Diamond Equipment
Salt Lake City, United States

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Design

Black Diamond Equipment

Black Diamond Equipment
Salt Lake City, United States

B.Perkins, J.Hall, B.Belcourt, J.Skrivan, K.Powick, A.Merriman

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