An upgrade to the Python 5m fitted with a bling anodised aircraft grade aluminium ring which has a thickness of 12mm. The upgrade being it benefits from being a more efficient pully offering less friction than the steel ring. Although bigger it is not much heavier. The ring itself will also be offered as a separate item "The Bait Ring" to replace steel rings on a chest harness; steel rings are often unrated whereas the Bait Ring will be rated to at least 20kN. The Bait Ring also offers less resistance when the user releases the chest harness.
Ring Pull Prussik
Ring Pull Prussik provides a simple to tie & fast to deploy rope
grab for hauling on a line in river rescue. The fixed ring can be
instantly used as a pully when combined with a webbing haul rig. This
saves on using karabiners which are always a scarce resource on the
There is a robust rubber band holding the wraps tight on the ring and it pre-sets the position of the Fisherman's knot to be approx 10cm from the ring.
Overall length of the tied cord loop is 33cm
The cord is wrapped around the ring which stablises the load and the rubber prevents the ring travelling around the loop.
This results in a fast simple deployment of the rope grab and instantly offers a pulley ready to be used. In real incidents you are working under pressure and any kit which makes things simpler & faster is a great bonus.
Krab StickA very simple rescue tool.
Green Krab Stick fits to the Kong HMS Screwgate & DMM HMS Autolock
Orange Krab Stick fits the Kong Paddle Carabin
It assists to contact in difficult access situations.
It enables a reach contact to be achieved.
It saves time & reduces risk as the alternative maybe to put someone in the water to make contact.
It could be the element that makes the difference between a successful outcome or having to abandon a rescue.
The Krab Stick simply converts a karabiner into
a hook by wedging in the gate. On contact the force applied releases the Krab Stick thus closing the gate & securing the contact.
Setting the Krab Stick
To set the Krab Stick place the male end into the recess of the karabiner gate and wedge the smiling end onto the hook of the karabiner with the curved side facing out and the logo side facing inwards. Fix the cord onto the opposite bar of the karabiner and wind in the slack.
1. Opposing Webbing Lines
Connect the karabiner to two opposing Python 5m webbing slings and direct it into position using
tension of opposing forces - very useful for longer reaches over water and possibly have tension operators from opposing banks.
Attach the karabiner to the end of a paddle to reach a small distance. Once contact is made the paddle can be pulled away from the karabiner & Python 5m webbing. The webbing is used to offer a low profile against the paddle blade so that the karabiner is flat against the blade.
Attach the karabiner to the end of a pole using duct tape for an extended reach. The karabiner is connected to 10mm floating rope which is wound round the pole to stop it dragging in the water. Once contact is made the pole can be pulled clear as the tape will give way.
Notice here the use of the HMS autolock which offers a secure contact result with a locked gate.
Useful for DEFRA SRT teams to contact securley.
Attach the karabiner to a line or Python 5m webbing and reach from above to contact by a simple hook. Useful to contact a canoe or raft wrapped around a central bridge stanchion.
It also has applications for cliff rescue / cave rescue to contact casualties & line, kit recovery.
Fast & simple to set up.
Rings replace pulleys & karabiners so does not exhaust limited supply of karabiners
The first python is the anchor & wraps itself around a tree like a true constrictor; ideally a full strength tie off which presents the ring forward as a pully & leaves the other end available as the anchor to set up a Ring Pull Prussik to capture the progress of the haul.
The second Python threads through the rope grab Ring Pull Prussik and returns to thread through the anchor ring and then back to thread through its own ring near the rope grab to create the MA haul line.