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HOODOO-SL Rappelling Device

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by Canyon Monkey, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Canyon Monkey

    Canyon Monkey Useful Idiot

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    Just Released....

    The Hoodoo-SL was developed as a way to not only easily overcome extremely common variable friction requirements while canyoneering, but also to excel at the many basic and advanced needs of Canyoneers. With the enormous array of friction setting that can be added on the fly, the Hoodoo-SL will accommodate both the lightest and heaviest Canyoneers.

    With the ability to apply or remove friction at any time throughout the rappel and adjust to your specific weight, rope diameter, fireman effect, and rigging becomes less of a burden. Functioning as a variable friction rappel device, plaquette, and releasable block allows intermediate and advanced users alike to utilize many available techniques to fit their specific canyon needs.

    TECHNICAL SPECS
    • Weight: 122 grams
    • Length: 4.88"
    • Width: 3.70"
    • Material: 7075-T651

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

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  2. ScottM

    ScottM Looking for a canyon, you got one?

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    I recently had an opportunity to use one of these devices and was very pleased with the performance: initial friction settings, ease of adding friction on rappel, etc.
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  3. Rapterman

    Rapterman

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    The updated Hoodoo looks nice!
    And has trimmed significant weight.
    Looking forward to trying one.
    :)
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  4. townsend

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    Yeah, the oversized pictures makes it look monstrously large, don't they?:woot:
  5. Rapterman

    Rapterman

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    Yes, but he Hoodoo SL is now
    slightly smaller than the CRITR2 and a few grams lighter.
    Kudos to Canyon Monkey for continuing to refine his distinctive rappel device.
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  6. Chasetharp

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    I thought it was not only larger than the critr, but the material looks thicker as well. Have only seen the original hoodoo out and about though. Those sharp points, do they get hung up a lot?
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    Thickness?
  8. Chasetharp

    Chasetharp

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    What I mean is, it looks like the device is thicker. But it may just be the exploded photos making it appear that way.
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  9. ratagonia

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    Perhaps @CanyonMonkey could tell us how thick it is. For comparison, the Critr uses .500 plate, but it is cleaned off to .450 first to get perfect surfaces to machine from.

    Tom
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  10. Canyon Monkey

    Canyon Monkey Useful Idiot

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    It is 3/8" (the older version is the same)
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  11. Kuenn

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    Any illustrations available on friction settings?
  12. Canyon Monkey

    Canyon Monkey Useful Idiot

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    Here is a link to the user manual that has that information: CLICK HERE
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  13. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    Well-written!
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  14. Canyonero

    Canyonero

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    Looks promising. Is the friction difference between settings smaller than with a CRITR? My biggest problem with the CRITR is the steps are bigger than I'd like.
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    Canyon Monkey Useful Idiot

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    I personally find it to be a bit more incremental, but it is not a huge difference.
  16. hank moon

    hank moon lovely ligatures

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    With sufficiently stiff and/or dirty rope, only a suitable rack avoids this problem.
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  17. Andrew J Farrow

    Andrew J Farrow

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    nevver used one - but can you not " fill in " incremental friction by using the braking krab ???
  18. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    you would need to explain what you mean by the braking krab...

    and it should be noted that the goal here is to get all the needed braking options out of the primary rappel device, rather than by using secondary devices.

    Tom
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    Canyon Monkey Useful Idiot

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  20. Andrew J Farrow

    Andrew J Farrow

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    appologies - failed to spot thyis earlier

    braking krab = carabiner - attached to harness below descender device

    the brake strand of the rope is run through it - and by altering the height of the brake hand - more // less friction is created

    see : http://www.cavediggers.com/vertical/6DESCENT.pdf

    pictures and explaination

    almost ubiquitous in european caving
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