Test Reports Archive
One piece of information often lacking in discussion of the Petzl ASAP is just how much rope is needed below the device to be sure it catches during a fall.
Absorbica L64 & L57 energy absorbers. How far do they extend? What is the force required to "tear" them open?
A test looking at the effect of a fall on the rope below the victim's chest ascender.
Last month I published the test report: Pulley + rope efficiency. As with most tests, I was left with even more questions. The key observation was that measured pulley efficiency varies significantly (up to 10%)
There more to measured pulley efficiency than just consideration of the physical bearings or bushings on the axle. This report considers the effect of losses within the rope.