Request for inspection of Petzl low-stretch kernmantle ropes

One of Petzl’s clients found 2 critical defects on his Petzl low-stretch kernmantle ropes. To date, no other client has reported similar defects to us, and no accident or injury is known. Please read the information below and, if necessary, inspect your ropes. Request for inspection of Petzl low-stretch kernmantle ropes: AXIS 11 mm ASAP’AXIS […]

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Petzl IKO and IKO CORE Headlamps

Lightweight rechargeable headlamp with multi-beam and AIRFIT headband. The rechargeable IKO CORE headlamp combines multiple technologies to offer 500 lumens at only 79 g. Featuring an AIRFIT headband, an ultra-thin lamp body and an energy source worn in the rear, the headlamp is balanced and comfortable enough to be imperceptible. The multiple LEDs are ideally […]

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Belay Better – Part 2

Who is the one that checks that you are properly tied in before leaving the ground? Who yells out the beta that helps you move upward when you can’t find the next hold? Who helps keep you from hitting the ground after slipping off that greasy hold? Upon redpointing your project, who is the first […]

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Belay Better – Part 1

  Who is the one that checks...   that you are properly tied in before leaving the ground? Who yells out the beta that helps you move upward when you can’t find the next hold? Who helps keep you from hitting the ground after slipping off that greasy hold? Upon redpointing your project, who is […]

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NOTICE: Astro Strap Keepers

Petzl has been advised by some training centres, that there is a sliding effect on the ASTRO ventral adjustment buckles. After investigation, Petzl has reported: ASTRO harnesses have been equipped with aluminium buckles, specially designed to remain smooth during adjustment in a dirty environment. In a clean environment (such as a training centre), with intensive […]

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NOTICE: Podium Straps Replacement

It has been brought to our attention that on the 2018 Podium (S071AA00), the suspension straps are not as described in the Technical Notice that accompanied the Podium when sold. The loops are intended to be large enough to permit a karabiner to be threaded through them, but in fact, this is not possible on […]

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2019 Petzl PRO Range sneak peek

Petzl have just released their sneak peek at the new items for 2019. Take a look and see what’s coming… Typically the Australian estimated Release Date is about 6 weeks after what’s listed on petzl.com as we need to get them here! Also keep in mind this is an estimated release date from France, and […]

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Petzl FACE2FACE Technology

FACE2FACE technology, to perform as a team. Not to outshine each other! The FACE2FACE function allows users to be face-to-face without blinding one another… Once activated, it triggers a sensor that detects other DUO headlamps within 8 meters and automatically dims the lighting if they face each other. The light returns to its original intensity […]

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Belay Devices Explained

Belay devices allow you to provide a controlled lower and stop a fall with minimal effort because of friction and tight angles whether its a passive or active device. With all the different styles of belay devices on the market, knowing the unique uses and characteristics and limitations of each will help you select the […]

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Petzl Carabiner Shapes

A good choice of carabiner shape can increase ergonomics and safety for certain uses. The shape of the carabiner frame has an influence on: • major axis strength • load distribution • gate opening size, and capacity • strength in certain positions • ease of handling Another less obvious effect is the balance of the […]

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