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SHERRILLtree Aluminum Adjustable Friction Saver 2-10ft

SHERRILLtree Aluminum Adjustable Friction Saver 2-10ft
Item #: 32152
$89.95
Great for use on small to large branches or on a spar. Comes with retrieval ball.

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Thanks to encouragement from Atlanta-based arborist Mark Adams, SherrillTree is proud to present a popular variation to friction management that most simply refer to by its acronym, AFS. This one-size-fits-all, rope-friendly device can be set from the ground or within the crown. It’ll go around branches as small as your wrist up to tree trunks as large as the circumference of the entire device to be used as an anchor position for any type of climbing line. Once the climb is complete, simply tie an overhand knot in the end of your rope and reel in the entire system! Note: Connecting throwline to overhand knot will retrieve the AFS in a controlled manner.

Friction management is not just for high-end tree service companies any more, but they’re the ones who’ve embraced the tool for reasons of safety and production. Climbers with Downey Tree Service, for example, weren’t especially thrilled with the directive to utilize an AFS on every take-down, but once they realized how much safer, easier, and more comfortable the exhausting exercise became, objections subsided! Rope runs smoother, stays cleaner, and doesn’t abrade when threaded through an adjustable friction saver. Hand-spliced by the best in the business. SherrillTree utilizes high-tenacity polyester cordage and Italian-made aluminum and steel rings to provide maximum strength and safety for thousands of moves to come.

Adjustable 10' Friction Saver Adjusts From 3' to 10'
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Additional Information

Weight 4.77 lb.
Final Sale Item No
Brand SHERRILLtree
Color No
Diameter No
Strand Count No
Meets ANSI Standards Yes
MPN SPLICING
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Customer Reviews

Owner Review by John Fennelly"s Tree Service
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Works great for descents from tall palm trees. We use to throw the line over the crown of palm but rope would get stuck and ruin the rope pulling it out. We now just chock it underneath the crown and we are down in a few seconds and no trouble retrieving the rope or rigging. (Posted on 9/9/2015)
Cool Review by David U
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WOW! Great for a back up when moseying up and down with spikes and a flip. Fits the trunk anywhere any time. Just plug in your standard climbing setup (Hitched DdRT) and follow it up and down the tree. The most versatile piece of equipment outside of a carabineer. For the price, every climber should have one. As a note, you can use it for a friction saver to… (Posted on 9/30/2014)
great idea, but get the steel rings Review by Steve D
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The concept is awesome, and it works great as intended, but I think the aluminum rings are too soft for the intended application. After only a few climbs the rings got scarred up from rubbing against each other (if they touch, which they almost invariably do when you set this device from the ground) My friend got the steel version and his is holding up great, I thought I'd go aluminum to save the weight but wish I hadn't. I don't think the gouging on the rings is enough to destroy your climbing line instantly, but the whole idea with this device is to save friction, and your ropes from damage etc. When I told Sherrill about it they said I was dragging it on the concrete to get the marks I showed them pics of, which is unequivocally not true. I baby all my gear bc my life hangs off of it.... noticed on the first climb, but now after lots of climbs it has been corroborated that the aluminum rings scar themselves up. I keep rotating the rings to see if i can get the line to run through a fresh section/see if it does it every time but now they are fairly consistently scuffed-up all the way around. Maybe I am doing something wrong, but it's nearly impossible to guess exactly the circumference of the crotch to be choked from ground level so even on a near perfect guess, the rings might contact each other at which point this happens. I love the idea but wish I had gotten steel. I think most arborists would tell you to get steel rings for friction savers anyway for durability and added strength. Giving it a four stars bc even in light of this, it is well made, nicely spliced, great concept, but not in love with the aluminum rings. Get the steel version and I think you'll be very happy. If you're just going to choke spars and install from the tree for descents etc. and you can keep the rings from touching, the aluminum might work for you and save some weight. (Posted on 9/25/2014)