Head Rush is lauching the 1st TRUBLUE Speed Auto Belay for Speed Climbing
Great news for Clip ‘n Climb! The TRUBLUE Speed Auto Belay will be perfect for our Speed Wall!
We had been waiting for this innovation and Head Rush delivered! Record-breaking the Speed Climb is now possible thanks to this new TRUBLUE Speed Auto Belay. With its retraction rate of 2.7 seconds on our 10m Speed Climb, everything is achievable. And as innovation is Clip ‘n Climb’s priority, all our Speed Climb walls will now come with this TRUBLUE Speed.
Speed Climb is now the perfect tool for training future Olympic athletes for Tokyo 2020! 😉
According to the Climbing Business Journal, speed climbing is the fastest growing portion of indoor rock climbing. That means each year new gyms are being built and including speed walls in their builds. Plus, existing gyms are creating speed walls in their existing space. This comes from the growing popularity in the sport and the increase in youth teams. These youth teams practice and compete in speed climbing.
The TRUBLUE Speed Auto Belay is engineered to maximize the retraction speed while still utilizing their patented magnetic eddy current braking for a gentle descent. The retraction time on the TRUBLUE Speed outpaces the IFSC standards and will be fast enough to outrun even the elite speed climbers of the world. The TRUBLUE Speed’s retraction rate is 2.7 seconds for a 10m wall and 3.5 seconds for a 15m wall.
John Brosler, national speed climbing champion and the climbing team’s speed specialist at ABC Climbing in Boulder, USA, has been one of the first to use the new TRUBLUE Speed Auto Belays. “The speed device has been working great for Team ABC! The kids are always commenting on how light and smooth it feels while climbing,” he said. “The retraction is definitely fast enough; none of us can outrun the device.”
The eddy current braking technology used in Head Rush’s TRUBLUE Auto Belays is also used in the TRUBLUE Speed Auto Belay. The eddy current brake technology is extremely reliable because it is friction-free, with no contacting parts in the braking system. The braking is smooth, low maintenance, and automatically adjusts to the climber’s weight for a consistent experience across the widest weight range of any modular auto belay.
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