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Gri-Gri2 vs Gri-Gri Original

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MClay · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 710

How does Gri-gri2 work with thicker ropes (10mm and up) when compared the original Gri-gri? I'm upgrading to a 2 (finally), but trying to decide whether to keep my beloved original around. My perception has been that the original handles better with bigger ropes?

shotwell · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 0

The original is slightly smoother with bigger ropes, but I barely notice switching back and forth in the same day. Rope and hand placement has a lot to do with keeping the 2 smooth, so done right it won't be an issue.

Andy Matthews · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

I believe the 3rd generation the gri gri plus should be released in the next month or so.

Sandbagger Vance · · Cincinnati, Ohio · Joined May 2016 · Points: 0

The grigri 1 is better with bigger or stiffer ropes. I know a lot of sport climbers that prefer to buy cheaper stiff ropes and use the grigri 1 to belay. The grigri 2 is better for the newer thin/supple ropes. I'd keep the grigri 1. If you really don't want it pm me and I'll pay for shipping.

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