ZAED - stainless steel
ZAED - stainless steel
ZAED is an adjustable belay resistor that allows lightweight climbers to belay their heavier climbing partner. It allows for soft belaying - our testers say ZAED feels like belaying / being belayed by a climber of the same weight. Now you can enjoy sports climbing with soft belays, regardless of the weight difference.
MBS: 25 kN
Tested by TÜV Austria
Made in Germany
Ich kann es empfehlen. Meine Kletterpartnerin* wiegt 20 Kilo weniger und wir haben beide Rückenbeschwerden.
Der längste Sturtz war bisher 5 Meter freier Fall und es hat sehr gut funktioniert.
Used our Zaed a few sessioms now, maybe 30 falls on it, much easier to achieve a soft catch already, and definitely better to pull up to clip.
We have used an Ohm for hundreds of sessions, and it is a great device, but I believe for an experienced belayer the Zaed is a better choice.
My partner is 50kg and I am 88kg. So I think the weight difference is higher than the recommended, but the device functions perfectly.
Soft catches with an Ohm are possible, but the timing is very hard to get right, and some of the catches I have had were very hard.
Initial use of of the Zaed is softer catches in all scenarios.
If my belayer is passive and just stands still, with the ohm the catch can be very hard, with the Zaed it is softer even with the belayer just standing still. With belayer actively giving soft catch the Zaed is more consistent at giving the soft catch, and the catches are softer than the Ohm.
Belayer will travel further towards the first bolt, and the Zaed needs better awareness of positioning by the belayer, which is why I suggest an ohm is great for beginner belayers, and suggest that the Zaed is a great device for intermediate climbers looking for soft catches whilst sport climbing
Super weiches sichern und eine sehr einfache Handhabung…Bedienungsanleitung ausbaufähig. Karabinerbeschreibung auf der Internetseite leider sehr schlecht. Tut was es soll. Im Vergleich zum Ohm teuer.
Hallo Sabrina, vielen Dank für dein konstruktives Feedback. Wir arbeiten jeden Tag daran, das ZÆD und alles drum herum weiter zu verbessern. Bereits in der nächsten Woche wird eine überarbeitete, deutlich einfacher verständliche Version der Bedienungsanleitung veröffentlicht. Sowie diese zum Download bereit steht, werden wir alle Kunden via E-Mail darüber informieren.
Vielen Dank auch für dein Feedback zur Karabinerbeschreibung. Wir werden das umgehend verbessern und entsprechende Bilder zu den einzelnen Varianten hier im Shop bereitstellen.
Climb hard, Stephan von raed climbing
It works, but with the breaker at 63kg and me at 94kg it has to be set to max braking. Otherwise it has almost no effect.
Hey Vladimír, thanks a lot for your feedback. We received tons of feedback in the first weeks after the release of ZÆD. Members of the German and the Austrian national climbing education teams sent us feedback that they'd wish for level 3 to also be applicable at vertical walls. That's why we tested this and changed the manual accordingly during this week. So level 3 can now officially be used at vertical walls and at higher weight differences, similar to the weight difference you describe. Level 1 and 2 are recommended for smaller differences, since they create less friction, as you found out for yourself. You can find the most recent manual with the weight recommendations here: https://raed-climbing.com/pages/manuals
I hope this info helps a bit. Climb hard, Stephan from raed climbing.