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Krok Petal

Version A Version B
Version A Version B

Overview


Version A
(#1259)

Front View Rear View Side View
Front View Rear View Side View

Technical Details

I acquired my Krok Petal, Version A new from Gear4Rocks in 2010.

The Krok Petal is 117 mm. tall, 51 mm. wide, 10 mm. thick, and weighs 62 g.

The Krok logo is stamped on the front.

Comments

RiggingThe top of the Petal is wide enough for 11 mm. rope, but it works better on 9 mm. line. Normally one rigs it in the free running configuration shown. This does not provide as much friction as I prefer, especially since the rope does not want to stay in the hook as it is shown in the figure. An alternative is to use carabiners as brake bars in the long slot, much like as with the Baechli or Yates Belay Slave. There are two grooves in the Petal that appear to be there for this purpose.

It is natural to compare the Krok Petal to the Russian Petal. I prefer the milled construction in the Krok to the cast Russian Petal. The Russian Petal has three grooves instead of two, but one of the grooves on the Russian Petal is not usable. The Gear4Rocks does not have the belay slot found on the Russian Petal.

Gear4Rocks is the same company as Krok, the only difference is that the Krok trademark sells gear only inside the Ukraine, and the Gear4Rocks trademark was created to spread Ukrainian gear around the world.


Version B
(#1359)

Front View Rear View Side View
Front View Rear View Side View

Technical Details

I acquired my Krok Version B from Krok in 2012 when Alex Dniprovsky sent me a box of donations originating from Alex Kostromitinov, CEO of Krok.

The Krok Petal, Version B is 116 mm. tall, 51 mm. wide, 10 mm. thick, and weighs 67 g. The slot is 12 mm. wide at the top and 68.8 mm. long, measured along the diagonal. The eye is 18 mm. in diameter, and the lower horn is 22.7 mm. long and forms an 11 mm. slot.

The Krok logo is stamped on the front.

Comments

Version B is painted. I don't particularly like painted descenders, since the paint wears off and makes a mess on the rope. I prefer the finish on Version A.