A checklist helping you monitor your quickdraws health, helping to know when to retire your personal protection equipment.
The Spirit Express 17cm is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Spirit Express 17cm is no longer produced by Petzl and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
Spirit Express 17cm
The EXPRESS is the perfect quickdraw for sport climbing. Its width makes it easy to grab on to. The included STRING holds the carabiner in place for the rope end of the draw and helps protect end from abrasion. Three lengths to meet all your needs.
• Variable width webbing makes for easy clipping and handling
• The included STRING holds the carabiner in place for the rope end of the draw and helps protect end from abrasion
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Warning: This video is dubbed in English. If you're getting antsy, skip to section 7:40-8:15 for one of the most interesting parts, where they show a hardware specific camera inspection.
The draw has an fumble-resistant stiffness that I like, and the sling is wider at the bottom than the top, making a nice gripping handle for pulling through bolt-to-bolt.
Weight is middling. At about 100 grams for the 17-cm and 93 grams for the 12-cm version, these draws aren't featherlight. They are solid, beefy draws that can take a lot of wear and tear. They are especially durable for temporarily fixing on projects: Their thick H-frame construction lets them tolerate bolt hangers and they are kind to your rope. The Spirit Express does cost about $6 more than other draws in the same class, such as the Black Diamond Positron. Think of them as lifetime investments.
Describes with words and helpful photos, how to inspect your quickdraws.
Description of how to use with helpful instructional pictures.