Designed specifically for rescue work, the Rescue 8 belay device by BlueWater Ropes features 2 side prongs that prevent an unloaded rope from slipping over the sides of the device and forming a girth hitch. Don't worry about toasty hands while belaying - an extra-large design dissipates heat while providing extra control.
Comments about BlueWater Ropes Inc Rescue 8 Belay Device:
I absolutely love it. The dog ears allow you to tie yourself off only using one hand, great feature. The 8 also has a belay device that most people don't realize, so when you get off the rope you can be the switch right to the belay. The only con(not a issue for me) is that after heavy use the rope will rub the paint off. I think it gives it that worn look, and besides, all 8 rings do that so who cares. Thanks