The Kong Slyde is a self-locking plate that can be used as a lightweight, compact, and affordable adjustable safety lanyard.
Combine the Slyde with an appropriate locking carabiner and a short length of rope, rig it as shown in the video below, and you are ready to securely clip in to abseil anchors.
The easy length adjustment ensures there is no slack in the system, avoiding shock loading the anchor if you do slip and fall.
The manufacturer recommends that the Slyde be combined with a rope of between 9 and 10mm in diametre, although this assumes the use of softer climbing ropes. If using stiffer canyoning ropes you may need to use a slightly thinner diametre to allow it to adjust easily.
Because the design allows a small amount of rope to slide through when it is shock loaded, the Slyde can also act as a shock absorber, reducing the forces involved with a fall.
(Note: Ensure the rope running through the Slyde is firmly attached to the belay loop of your harness. A rethreaded figure-of-eight knot is recommended for this. Also ensure that you tie a secure stopper knot in the other end of the rope.)
- adjustable self-locking safety lanyard
- affordable personal anchor system
- light-weight, compact, and very strong
- absorbs force if shock loaded
- Breaking strength: 2500kg
- Weight: 44g
- Material: Anodised aluminium
- Dimentions: 62mm long, 49mm wide, 9mm thick
- Made in: Italy