|Color:||Orange, Turquoise, Violet|
|Dimensions:||4.5" L x 1.4" W x 2.7" H|
|Min Breaking Strength:||44 kN (10,000 lbf)|
|Pin Diameter:||1/2" (12.4 mm)|
|Pin Pull-out Force:||10 kN (2,320 lbf)|
|Pin Double Sheer Strength:||164 kN (36,900 lbf)|
|Webbing Width:||1" (25.2 mm)|
|Weight:||9.6 oz (272 gm)|
|Working Load Limit (WLL):||9 kN (2,000 lbf)|
The Slackline Technology RamLock is the most advanced slackline weblock available to date. Its unique design characteristics are the result of a collaboration between Benjamin Plotkin-Swing and Slackline Technology founder Jason Fautz. The RamLock is the first ever, low profile slackline weblock that has deviated from the standard, 15 year-old banana style design. Our goal with this slackline weblock was to create an incredibly strong, yet highly versatile 1" webbing anchor that any slacker can use regardless of their slackin' style.
It's unique one piece design, large diameter diverter and unique loading characteristics give it strength where it matters most. The large connection point through the center of the diverter can accommodate either GREEN or PURPLE Spansets as well as up to 6 strands of Bluewater BW II+ 9.5 mm static rope. Threading with static rope allows for the creation of a sliding X anchor through the center of the device without the need of an extra connection point, meaning no heavy shackle!!! This results in less weight in your pack. The tethered front loading pin is an incredibly strong, stainless steel Kwik-Loc pin. It has a push button release for easy loading and removal of your slackline webbing.
During our testing period we discovered all sorts of creative ways to rig with the RamLock. One such case is its compatibility with the lineGrip and the soft-pointing practice. The RamLock itself can be used as an anchor point for your removable pulley system; please see the catalog pictures for a better visual and check out the product use video.
Made in Redmond Oregon, USA
- Love it!Review by Andrew
I love this weblock. I can softpoint either by threading my green spanset through the diverter hole, soft shackles, or with the bGebz knot. Doubling up a dyneema sling and attaching it to a bomber steel shackle, biner or quicklink also works great. Rigging opportunities abound!
Pretensioning can be a challenge, and you definitely can't get it tight during pretensioning. I also really don't like the method presented on the video. If you do it as presented on the video it is really easy to pinch your fingers between the webbing and the side "plates".
A better way to pretension (without a linegrip) is to:
1. Hold the ramlock and the webbing tail in one hand.
2. With the other hand, push the walking webbing into the front so it creates a loose loop on the backside of the diverter.
3. As your hand reaches the nose of the ramlock, pinch the walking webbing between the bar across the ramlock nose and your finger.
4. Pull on the tail.
This works pretty well and keeps your fingers out of harms way. Obviously you are limited to pretensioning to a tension that you can pinch, but it's better than nothing. I've gotten a 120' length off the ground using this method, and I didn't pinch my fingers.
It's really easy to do 1.5 wraps, and it works fine with the webbings I have (Mantra flight MK4, Type 18 MKII and climb-spec).
You can't do a double wrap, even with regular climb-spec. The last layer sticks out above side "plates" and I worry about it slipping out to the side.
I have one super minor complaint. Under higher tensions, something about the shape of the underside of the bar that crosses the nose makes the first few feet of webbing curl up on the outside. With my thicker webbings it's barely noticeable. With the climb-spec it can be a little uncomfortable; but to be honest, climb-spec at tension isn't the most comfortable to walk anyway.
Mine is stamped 042 on the nose, and I love that my ramlock is the answer to life the universe and everything. I'm just saving up so I can get another one for my static side anchor! (Posted on 11/12/14)
- A quality device with unique rigging abilitiesReview by Branden
I have been using the standard style weblocks(AWL 3.0/slackpro) for years now and was doubtful that these new style Ramlocks would offer much advantage over them.
The main draw to the Ramlock is it allows soft connections between itself and your anchors which in my case drops about 11oz's per weblock(vs. AWL 3.0 w/ 1/2" SS shackle), this is a huge advantage! Another very useful rigging technique is connecting your tensioning system with linegrip directly to the ramlock which reduces the number of extra slings and connectors that you need to carry. In the park using the bGebz knot to connect the Ramlock directly to your spanset is incredibly light and super fast.
The one common complaint that people have and that scared me away from the Ramlock was that "you can't pretension". Although the Ramlock isn't as easy to pretension as some other weblocks, you can pretension just fine with a little change in technique. When using the Ramlock as the anchor for your tensioning system with linegrip it pretensions very easily.
In conclusion the Ramlock is very well made, allows soft connections which eliminates heavy steel connectors, is easy to use, and works for all slackline styles(highline, longline, trickline). If your looking into buying weblocks and want something new and innovative that functions very well, the Ramlocks should be at the top of your list.
Thanks SlackTech (Posted on 8/30/14)