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Manaraga

Version A Version B
Version A Version B

Overview


Version A
(#1246)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

I acquired my Manaraga used on eBay from John MacDonald in 2009.

The Manaraga is milled from aluminum alloy plate and then soft anodized. Mine is 112 mm. tall, 84 mm. wide, and 11 mm. thick. The rope hole is 35 mm. high and 58 mm. wide. The top center thickness is 11 mm. The shaft length and width are 33 mm. and  27 mm., respectively. The eye measures 20 mm. by 20 mm. The ears are 19.2 mm. long. My Manaraga weighs 119 g.

One side of the eight is stamped with the Manaraga logo, consisting of a mountain-and-cloud icon with "MANARAGA" above, all inside an ellipse.

Comments

The Manaraga is another example of a "mini" size figure eight with ears. I like the placement of the ears. Located below the rope loop rather than to the side, they are in a position to be effective, and they do not increase the bulk of the eight. These ears have an effective shape, and yet are thin enough to contribute very little to the weight of this eight.

The rope hole is shorter than normal, so it may provide too much friction on stiff or muddy ropes. The eye is too narrow to accept two full size locking carabiners.


Version B
(#3070)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

I acquired my Manaraga, Version B from Artyom Babin (Артём Бабин) in 2021.

The Manaraga is milled from aluminum alloy plate and then soft anodized. Mine is 112 mm. tall, 83 mm. wide, and 12 mm. thick. The rope hole is 36 mm. high and 58 mm. wide. The top center thickness is 12 mm. The shaft length and width are 32 mm. and  28 mm., respectively. The eye measures 20 mm. by 20 mm. The ears are 9 mm. long. My Manaraga weighs 113 g.

One side of the eight is stamped with the Manaraga logo, consisting of a mountain-and-cloud icon with "MANARAGA" above, all inside an ellipse.

Comments

The ears on this version are shorter than those on Version A, but are still relatively effective.