This figure 8 rope descender is suitable for rigging aerial silks. It can be used like a cloche or silk hook to hang your aerial fabric and secure it to your mounting point.
Made from anodised aluminium this figure 8 is light weight but strong and a great shape to secure silks to. This item has been strength tested with Firetoys aerial silks but not with Voltige ones. The compact design makes this silk hook very portable.
The breaking load limit of this item is 35kN for its intended climbing use. When combined with a Firetoys silk this rig has a working load limit of 128kg (282 lbs).
A more expensive alternative is the hook for aerial silks. This will help to prolong the life of the silks as the wider shape helps to distribute the load better than the figure 8.
Dimensions: 105mm x 55mm x 10mm