DMM - Belay Master 2
A few alterations to the profile were necessary to finalize the overall shape of the basket of the DMM Belay Master 2, and also to perfect the recess the clip fits into. The result is a piece of engineering beauty that offers a neat solution to a very real problem/danger. The clip can only be locked into place when the gate thimble has been tightened into the locked position. This acts as a double check that the 'biner is closed correctly and securely, and the plastic clip itself prevents the carabiner from being cross-loaded in action.
There is another small but very important development with this carabiner – one that will, in time, benefit all of DMM's locking carabiner range. The keylock nose has been developed further so that the profile is flared and tapered. The result is a wider cross-section which allows greater side loading and push in strengths than ever before. The thimble or barrel of the auto-locking gate has a greater surface cross-sectional area of contact with the gate when loaded from any direction. Taper Lock ™ Patent Pending system is a major step forward in the safety of locking carabiners.
Note: the Belay Master should never be used without the Clip in place.