Black Diamond nForce Ascender
Black Diamond’s big wall gear is highly regarded. As an important addition to the line-up, Black Diamond is now offering the strongest and most secure ascender currently available on the market.
The nForce’s innovative design is based on a multi-element frame construction whose parts are connected with swivel joints. In addition to the serrated gripping segment, your body weight acts as a second additional force on the rope. This design allows the nForce to yield 33% more clamping force compared to conventional ascenders, even on dirty or icy ropes. The ascender’s easy release is another innovation. The nForce can be released three ways: with the thumb in front, with the index finger in back, and by pressing the frame from above – whatever is most functional at the moment. The ergonomically-shaped handle and thumb lever make jugging multiple pitches pleasant and user friendly. The eye is 20 mm in diameter and allows almost all locking gate carabiners to freely turn 360º. The patent-pending nForce ascender is made from high grade aluminum and weighs 245 grams per ascender.
The product has been awarded with the OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2006 in the climbing equipment category. The competition was sponsored by Messe Fridrichshafen and organized by iF International Forum Design. The main goal of the organizers was to promote fine design, new technologies and innovative details of the products of the outdoor sector.
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