|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
- 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)