Black Diamond Big Air Package - Assorted Colors.
If one is looking for the ideal and essential starter package to jumpstart his/her climbing adventures, the Black Diamond Big Air Package - Assorted Colors would be very suitable for you. This package is also perfect to give to somebody as a gift. At 5.1 ounces (with packaging: 0.5 pounds), this product is very light-weight and easy to carry around. This remains to be an essential ATC belay/rappel device (package) that is ideal for both the professional and non-professional climbers. The Black Diamond Big Air Package also includes the RockLock Screwgate carabiner, which is Black Diamond s largest locking Screwgate biner, designed with a rope-bearing surface with a non-snag key lock nose that will not snag on bolts or gear when used and a screw-lock gate for safety. This product is an excellent choice when using gloves when rappelling and belaying. It is ideally used for climbing, even on ice. Please note that the Black Diamond Big Air Package - Assorted Colors comes in assorted colors and can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
"The Black Diamond Big Air package has it all and is perfect for beginner climbers. This package includes a Black Diamond locking carabiner, one of the best we offer, that helps take away the guess work and stress when offering reassurance to the customer. Every climber needs a belay device, and these come in pretty colors!"
The Big Air Package by Black Diamond includes an ATC belay device coupled with an Airlock Screwgate locking carabiner.
|Belay Device Type:||Manual Catch|
|Best Use:||Rappelling, Sport Climbing|
|Country of Origin:||China|
|Rope Capacity:||7.7 - 11 mm|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||793661064305|
|Weight:||5.1 oz / 145 g|
|Black Diamond Big Air XP Package||$23.96 - $29.95|
|Black Diamond Big Air Belay Rappel Device Package-Assorted||$26.90|
|Black Diamond Big Air XP Belay Device Package||$29.90 - $29.95|
Being new to the climbing scene, I needed something that was easy to use and wouldn't break the bank. This combo served both purposes admirably. The BD-esque ATC/biner combo is pretty much the standard for recreational climbers. Owning one allowed me to not only be familiar with my own setup but by learning on this combo I have been able to belay for friends, family, neighbors and strangers who more often that not own a similar belay device. Saying that, I would strongly encourage new climbers to invest in one. Only small gripe is that it is a bit of a slow rappel with burly gym ropes if you weigh less than 140lbs.
Each individual piece is great, and as a package, it's solid. The ATC is basically the standard of modern belay/rappel devices and the simplicity of it shows you why. The AirLock2 'biner is stellar, a wide mouth to swallow up messy belay stations, and a smooth gate sleeve action to make sure it opens and closes when you are getting pumped. I do have one thing to say about it though, it tends to, in my personal experience, cross-load during a rappel. I think it is due to the shape, the whole 'biner loads almost angular, but is not a problem if you pay attention to your system.
Awsome belay. Would normally use an 8 but i picked one of these up to try out and it performed great. Great braking and the oversized biner in the package is lightweight and useful even with my 8. Now i carry both in my bag. The 8 gets me speed and this ATC gives me time to rap with minimal effort. It also works great when you have to belay your buddies from the bottom or overhead, very smooth. For a beginner this is the first piece of equipment i would recommend, but you'll keep it forever.
This belay setup is the way to learn. The ATC is an industry standard and (in my opinion) is the best way for a new climber to learn to belay safely. Eventually if you take to leading and multi pitch you will want to upgrade to an ATC guide or Grigri or equivalent but you will always carry this in your crag bag as a backup. The Screwgate is a great locker and though it is bigger than necessary, it is a good design.
I use this thing all the time during my free time at the rock climbing gym I work at. We provide free gri-gris and reverso ATCs to use but I still prefer this thing a lot of the time when I am not working. I like the lightweight screw-lock carabineer that this one comes with as compared to the heavy auto locking carabineers we use here. The simpler the design the less that can go wrong, just a good thing to always have.
Black Diamond Big Air Package is a great starter package. The The Black Diamond ATC Belay Device is still the standard for tube style devices. Every manufacture tries to copy this device but still havent made one better. You can get extra friction by adding a biner under the device.
The device is simple enough - that it's hard to make mistakes with (no need to remember which way to thread the rope etc) - and the carabiner is a good, large one - that is perfect for tying a Munter knot on in a pinch.
2 years of use and still going strong. couple marks on it from use..but nothing that is makes me question its strength. Works well for belaying and repelling. I have used it many of times without any flaws. TY BD for another superior product.
This is a pretty decent little belay device. Doesn't cost very many dollars, works fairly well and doesn't weigh too much. The beaner is of standard quality, wide enough to help provide appropriate friction. Find a better combo for $27 and I'll be impressed.
I would NOT recommend this product being bought from Backcountry. No disrespect from them, but I had alot of problems with this. I originally ordered one and it came in a timely manner, but with not locking biner. So I talked to there customer service (which were really nice and understanding) and I got another one shipped. So, I'm opening it and I look at it and there is no biner. Now I am a litter mad. One missing is fine, not stressed. But two? Thats aggravating. So they ship a third one, telling me it is on there. They were right, I finally got one with a locking biner. If you really want climbing gear, pay the extra and get it straigh from the company when you know that they have it instead of going through two companies. Other than that mishap, It works great. No problems, performs well.