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ZilpZalp Knot Slider
ZilpZalp Knot Slider
ZilpZalp Knot Slider
ZilpZalp Knot Slider
ZilpZalp Knot Slider
ZilpZalp Knot Slider
ZilpZalp Knot Slider
ZilpZalp Knot Slider
ZilpZalp Knot Slider

ZilpZalp Knot Slider

Regular price
Coming soon
Sale price
£35.00
Quantity must be 1 or more


Introducing the ZilpZalp wooden Knot Sliders and Retrieval Balls, hand turned in Germany:

  • Knot Slider, available in both oak and elm wood
  • and in addition a Retrieval Ball, made either of Cherry and Robinia.

 

Knot Slider + Retrieval Ball Set- £35

*Only 12 sets available*
Please Note: Due to ever changing shipping rates we are offering online sales of the ZilpZalp Knot-Slider to UK & Europe only. If you live outside Europe please order directly with us via email hello@bigcanopycampout.com to receive accurate shipping costs and times.
A Knot Slider is configured to help release friction hitches for descending and work positioning in both MRS and SRS. The climber grips the slimline Knot Slider and uses it to press on their hitch, reducing friction and heat from the climber’s fingers. Additionally gloves will not spoil so quickly.
The ZilpZalp Knot Sliders are made of Elm or Oak wood and treated with linseed oil and beeswax.
  • 53mm height and 34mm diameter at base in line with hitch cord width around rope,
  • 16mm internal diameter rope tunnel - Suitable for ropes up to 13mm.
*Please note these cannot be attached midline or threaded over a spliced eye*
 
A Retrieval Ball is used to remove a cambium saver from the tree at the end of a climb. As the rope is pulled out of the cambium or friction saver, the Ball catches in the Saver after the rope has released it, allowing it to fall to the ground with the rope.
 
*Different cambium savers sometimes need different-sized Balls. These are compatible with both Teufelberger Fimble- and Pulleysavers. Please check size for other manufacturers*
 
 
About "ZilpZalp":
Sebastian, alias "Pepe", has been an arborist for 5 years and has always had an interest in working with wood. He has collected off-cut timber from tree work and made them into various wooden items in his free time. 
Two years ago, he hand-carved his first Knot Slider and continued to make them for friends and colleagues, modifying them for best fit and function. Since then Pepe has invested in a wood lathe and create "ZilpZalp" to perfect the craft and experiment with new ideas.
In support of BCC, Pepe has made these Knot Sliders to raise funds for the protection of forests.