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I would pick the Spiderjack 3 over the Zig zag and I have them both.

Next person will say the opposite. Have you got the chance to try either?

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I would pick the Spiderjack 3 over the Zig zag and I have them both.
Next person will say the opposite. Have you got the chance to try either?

Unfortunately not, would be a case of buying one or the other and hoping i like it

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Plus points of the Spiderjack is you can replace the clutch and it has a little lock meaning you can advance the rope without the weight below you pulling through. Plus points of the zigzag is you can combine it with the Chicane and use it SRT. 

 

Price is similar enough. 

I had a Spiderjack 3 and A zigzag both stolen and replaced the Spiderjack. 

 

Where are you based?

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Tried both, only the spider briefly mind but the ZZ felt more user intuitive as it’s essentially a metal prussic, spider felt a bit too on off for me.

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Unfortunately not, would be a case of buying one or the other and hoping i like it
I've only briefly used a Spiderjack, had a couple of hours on a zz.

I definitely wouldn't rush to the Spiderjack if you can't try one first, they are definitely love or hate (I didn't love it). Using the zz was ok but didn't persuade me to give up the hitchclimber.

I'd wait, the chance to try them will come along.
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If you're on a Blake's then I would go for the ZZ.

 

SJ is a really good bit of kit and I love it on fells, but the ZZ is easier to get on with straight out of the box.

 

 

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7 hours ago, JohnsonC97 said:


Just a Blake’s hutch so thinking the zigzag may be easier to get used too

If you're on a Blake's hitch now, I'd get a hitch climber first and wait till you've got the chance to try them both. 

180 quid is a lot to spend to realise you bought the wrong one. If it was me, I'd go for a Rec climb with someone who will let you try them. Whichever you choose, having some time on a hitch climber and a VT before hand will help you loads

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