I had another use for the MB recently. I was ground anchored with the ultra sling @Johnny spliced. To add friction, and tie-off, i clipped a suitable steel Fusion biner to an ultrasling loop and used a munter hitch, and to tie-off, i used a mule knot with an overhand on a bight or with a bight or something.
I was lowering out a larger hanger with 2 ropes, fwiw.
So, was cruising through some vids today, and in this one August stated he was trying out a new rigging device (go to about 3:12 mark), calling it the "Down Rigger" by Rock Exotica. @Porkbrick Jaime, any comments on that?:
It looks almost exactly like the original, probably a collaboration. 250 lb piece 10:1 25 lbs in the hand, depending a bit on the rope and if set up max friction rope routing, which the vid looked like.
i don‘t own one and i too use natural crotch wraps for most limbs that can drop in to the rigging. i was thinking about getting one for situations where a remote anchorpoint or third anchorpoint is necessary but my rig&wrench ticks that box and 450 bucks buys me a lot of rope.. my gear addiction does make it hard to resist, though.
how smooth natural crotch wraps are is up to the operator, i can imagen that the morgan block is less smokey, though.🙂