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Overview of Vertical Devices by Dr. Gary D. Storrick

posted Feb 13, 2014, 10:13 PM by Ken Buscho   [ updated Feb 13, 2014, 10:13 PM ]
When we put this kit together, there was no shortage of devices to choose from for our descender. The Rock Exotica Mini 8 showed up early as a possibility because of its size, weight and flexibility, you can read more about it here: Rock Exotica Mini 8 Descender Instructions.

If you want to see what else is out there, Dr Gary D. Storrick's Vertical Devices is excellent. Over a period of 40 years, he has collected and tested over 1400 devices.  If you want to check out devices new and old from all over the world, this is a great place to start.

Dr. Storrick points out this is a hobby, not a business for him, and

I hope that some of the information here is useful to others, but please remember, your needs may be different than mine. I don't run into burning buildings to jump out the windows, I don't play Tarzan of the jungle, and I don't interfere with natural selection. I have no objection to anyone doing these things, but I don't have those forms of experience. If you do any of these, you should form your own opinions.

His parting reminder is:

Remember, natural selection works, and it's forever.

Well worth your time if you want to explore the world of vertical devices.