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I acquired this rack from Gintautas Švedas in 2019.
My Raimond rack is 233 mm. tall, 34 mm. wide, 15 mm. thick, and weighs 308 g. The frame is made from 5.6 mm. stainless steel bent into a U, with an internal width of 15 mm. There are 5 brake bars. The bars are 15 mm. in diameter and 34 mm. long. Bars 2 and 4 are slotted, the others are not. Each bar has a turned 9.4 mm. wide, 0.8 mm. deep U-shaped rope guide groove. There is a 2.85 mm. thick plate below the lowest bar, and a spring on the frame between them. The plate tilts on the frame, providing an adjustable stop for the lower bar. With the plate in its lowest position and allowing 35 mm. for the rope leaves 72 mm. for spreading the bars.
There are no markings on this rack.
This Raimond Rack was manufactured in Kaunas City, Lithuania in 2016 by the cave diver Vytis Vilkas. The design was originally developed by Raimondas (Raimond) Daniunas in the metal processing laboratories of in the Kaunas Polytechnic Institute, in approximately 1987.
This rack is very well made. Although it is small the solid stainless steel bars make it feel quite heavy. The adjustable stop is interesting, but unnecessary.
This rack is too narrow for rappelling on doubled rope.