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    ...Used gear , yep they actually fix the broken spring. Cheap and easy. Just try getting Petzl(though a fine French family name) to fix a used item Noooooo way. Kong won't even answer inquires. Good on Gibbs (and Pelican as well) .... Actual service. Amazing ! (Though I figure there is some chance they are all Mormons)

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    Gibs was the first ascender I ever bought. Back in 82, if I recall correctly. I built a frog system to ascend single line. My early years in srt. Much has happened since.

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    I love my Gibbs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgriff View Post
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    edit - it was a thumb up, now it's two question marks.

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    Default Gibbs product backing compared to Petzl / Kong

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    Gibbs is a great company with a neat history.

    http://www.gibbsproducts.com/about/default.html

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    Have had one on my safety for many years and another bigger one for rigging. Old reliables , never a problem. Ski Patrol gave me an old 1/2" with broken spring which I have even used with a rubber band ...factory fix for about twenty bucks include shipping , a bargain I say.

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    I've had a Gibbs on my wirecore flip lines for 18 years. Never had a problem with it. It's old and a bit bulky but it shows no signs of wearing out so I'm sticking with it.
    -Rich

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    The company says to stop using it after two years, IIRC.