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May 5, 2013
Ive been using a friends BD nforce ascenders for the last few years (he never used them so let me borrow them) I used them for working on routes. I liked them, but really had nothing to compare them too. Ive also used (once, I think) used a friends older petzl ascension, which I found to be less comfortable (maybe just do to age of model).

Anyway, Ive since given back the Nforces and its soon going to be time to buy my own.

Curious what people think of whats available. Price is a concern, but not the biggest one.

Thanks
johnthethird
Joined Jan 6, 2012
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May 5, 2013
Get the Petzl's Greg G
From SLC, UT
Joined Oct 3, 2008
523 points
May 5, 2013
+1 petzl

The bd has more moving parts to get things stuck in and cause them to slip.
Calvino
From Marblemount, WA
Joined May 1, 2010
285 points
May 5, 2013
BD nForce for sure ParkerKempf Kempf
From atlanta, GA
Joined Jul 16, 2011
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May 5, 2013
Climbtech's are identical to the Petzl, which I like, but are less expensive. Ed Wright
Joined May 14, 2006
35 points
May 6, 2013
Petzl's patent has ended on their standard ascenders so you can probably pick up a similar brand that is the same for a good price.

I have never used the BD ones. I like my Petzl ascenders and have never had a problem with them. I have used three different generations of them from old ones with the hard plastic handles and metal thumb catch to the new ones with the odual density foam handle with hard plastic thumb catch.

As usual, always be backed up with knots or a grigri.
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Joined May 28, 2010
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