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Nov 12, 2012
WTH is a zap-o-mat
From Oakland, CA
Joined Sep 26, 2011
413 points
Nov 13, 2012
yeah, wtf is that thang?

Rock Climbing Photo: wtf
Eric Krantz
From Black Hills
Joined Feb 21, 2004
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Nov 13, 2012
Maybe only for people who can't spell...

(sorry, couldn't help myself)
Andrew Hildner
Joined Jan 24, 2006
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Nov 13, 2012
Woah. It's got hole to put the rope in and a button to adjust the tension.

Sounds uber complicated.
Reginald McChufferton
Joined Sep 24, 2012
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Nov 13, 2012
Scary. Medic741
From Red Hook, New York
Joined Apr 1, 2012
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Nov 13, 2012
The Zap-O-Mat has been around for a few years now, 4 or 5 if I remember rightly, It´s 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! I´ve never seen one in use and I live a couple of hours from the factory and climb regularly in the area. Jim Titt
From Germany
Joined Nov 10, 2009
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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. Aric Datesman
Joined Sep 16, 2008
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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. John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
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