DMM - Pivot
DMM's Pivot is a fantastic new device from the Welsh Wizards.
A brilliant update of the classic Guide Mode Belay device (belay devices that allow you to raise a pair of seconds safely and securely without constantly holding the rope).
The Pivot has a special designed ... Pivot ... instead of a fixed loop as is the norm, what this means is that when bringing up a second who then requires lowering it is easy to clip a spare 'biner into the smaller loop and tilt the device back allowing the rope to run through easily. Via in shop testing it seems to be work superbly and I've got one to play with in the real world to see how it performs there.
On single pitch Trad routes with nice and easy tree belays like Shorn Cliff I can perhaps see it becoming common to lower seconds rather than them faffing around taking them on and off belay to abseil.
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Been using the pivot for a few months now, mostly trad climbing with some mutli pitch. Very smooth for normal belaying and in guide mode. Lowered on it once now and is noticeably easier than other guide plates.
Fantastic new belay device. I bought 3 for myself and my climbing partners in South Africa. Makes belaying from the stance in guide mode much safer as giving slack is very easy and precise. Can use just about any rope diameter. Best belay device for trad on the market.
Pivot addition is simple and really effective. Lowering and using in guide mode both made easier. Great belay device without spending loads on assisted braking.
Have yet to use the main 'releasing the second' feature in anger, but works great as an all round trad belay device. Worth the extra to have the guide mode features as and when you need them, I reckon.
Incredibly smooth operation. And the control in guide mode is excellent when compared to other belay devices with that feature. Super light weight as well. Overall another great product from DMM.