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Brake Tubes

Brake Tubes are lowering devices intended for rescue use. They can also be used as rappelling devices, and work rather well in that application, but because of their size, I don't see why one would choose them as a primary rappel device.

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Image ID Device Description Acquired Weight Height Width Thickness Std. volume
Forrest Wonder Bar 460 Forrest Wonder Bar Al tube bolted to guide block and Al angle, QR pin safety John E. Weinel, Inc., 1985 1833 305 146 74 3295
Petzl Tuba 1406 Petzl Tuba 2 Al tubes welded in "L" shape, guide rod /w screw closure, triangular steel attachment loop Michiel Lofton, 2013 1161 273 153 79 3283
Rock Exotica Brake Tube 542 Rock Exotica Brake Tube 2 Al tubes welded in "L" shape, guide rod /w screw closure, triangular steel attachment loop On Rope 1, 1997 738 270 150 80 3240

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