Adventure Park Insider rounded up a variety of new products for operators to consider.
Vert Voltige Innovations Seven Safety Hook
The Vert Voltige Innovations Seven safety hook is the newest addition to the Vertical Trek continuous belay system. The Seven is a disengageable hook with interchangeable shells. The hook can be easily disengaged to allow for quick evacuation if necessary. It features an anti-shock shell, protecting the hook against wear and tear. On the interior of the hook, an interchangeable “V” protects the part of the hook that is most frequently in contact with the cabling, helping to extend the useful life of the device. The Seven is adaptable for both adventure parks and via ferrata courses.
Kong Ovalone DNA Carabiner
The Kong OVALONE DNA is a special “helical-shaped” connector with a twisted body and circular bar designed to align loads with anchors. The OVALONE DNA connector allows for a 90-degree rotation of any connected device, optimizing the operating alignment. Constructed of carbon steel and available with twist-lock and three-way gate sleeves, the connector has a major axis MBS of 40 kN. The OVALONE DNA has an ANSI Z359.12 stamp along with CE EN 362/B.
Petzl Top Chest Harness
The TOP chest harness from Petzl transforms a seat harness into a fall-arrest harness. The TOP chest harness integrates with the Avao Sit, Avao Sit Fast, Falcon, Falcon Mountain, and Sequoia SRT harnesses. The foam shoulder straps are widely spaced to prevent neck chafing and help to distribute the load over the shoulders when the waist belt is loaded. Each chest harness comes with a system for stowing fall-arrest lanyard connectors, keeping them within easy reach. The TOP will be available beginning in March 2018.