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Morph 8

Production Prototype
Production Prototype

Overview


Production
(#532)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

I acquired this eight from Ben Schwartz in 1997.

The Morph 8 is milled from aluminum alloy plate. Mine is 146 mm tall, 65 mm. wide, and 12.8 mm. thick. The rope hole is 78 mm. high and 30 mm. wide. The top center thickness is 13 mm. The shaft length and width are 37 mm. and 25 mm., respectively. The eye measures 25 mm. by 17 mm. The ears are 24.1 mm. long. My Morph 8 weighs 151 g.

There are no markings on this eight.

Comments

The Morph 8 is an innovative "midi" size figure eights with ears: Ben Schwartz did some thinking here. His design process was to look at how the rope runs in a figure eight, then make the most compact eight possible. This left the eye too narrow to accept two full size locking carabiners side by side. The result is a small, light distorted semi-deaf (one ear) eight that works very well. It twists the rope more than some other eights, but as long as the drop is not too long, this isn't a real problem.


Prototype
(#952)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

I acquired this eight from William Shrewsbury in 2004.

The Morph 8 Prototype is milled from aluminum alloy plate. Mine is 146 mm. tall, 67 mm. wide, and 12.6 mm. thick. The rope hole is 78 mm. high and 29 mm. wide. The top center thickness is 13 mm. The shaft length and width are 38 mm. and 22 mm., respectively. The eye measures 25 mm by 13 mm. The ears are 21 mm. long. My Morph 8 Prototype weighs 144 g.

There are no markings on this eight.

Comments

This is a prototype Version of the Morph 8. The primary difference is in the shape of the eye; also, the plate that the prototype came from was thinner than the plate used in the production model.