Unlike conventional clutches the Constrictor® system does
not crush the rope between two metal surfaces. Instead, the
loaded rope is held securely in a textile sock, itself attached
to an anchor base. The rope runs freely through the sock in one
direction, but is gripped instantly within the sock when running out
in the opposite direction. This patented “constrictor effect”, provides
increasing holding power as the load increases.
Stronger and Lighter
Twice the holding power and a third of the weight of conventional
No Line Abrasion or Rupture
The textile sock closes like an octopus on the line. The extraordinary grip is the result of
fibre-to-fibre contact that is far less aggressive than a traditional metal cam, but much more
Release Under Load
The line can easily and safely be released under load without the use of a winch,
simply by pulling the lanyard.
The Dyneema® lanyard can be extended to offer remote release; to reduce spar
compression and minimise halyard creep.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 21 March, 2013.
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