Announcing the TRUBLUE Speed Auto Belay for Speed Climbing
BOULDER, Colorado (May 16, 2017) – Head Rush Technologies, a leader in adventure and recreation equipment, announces the TRUBLUE Speed Auto Belay. The new speed device will offer the same reliability and quality reputation as the TRUBLUE Auto Belay but is made specifically for speed climbing.
With the growing popularity of speed climbing, speed climbing walls will be a norm in new climbing gyms. The TRUBLUE Speed is engineered to meet the core requirements for speed climbing auto belays set by the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC).
The TRUBLUE Speed Auto Belay is engineered to maximize the retraction speed while still utilizing our patented magnetic eddy current braking for a gentle descent. The retraction time on the TRUBLUE Speed outpaces the IFSC standards and will be fast enough to outrun even the elite speed climbers of the world. The TRUBLUE Speed’s retraction rate is 2.7 seconds for a 10m wall and 3.5 seconds for a 15m wall.
John Brosler, national speed climbing champion and the climbing team’s speed specialist at ABC Climbing in Boulder, CO, has been one of the first to use the new TRUBLUE Speed Auto Belay. “The speed device has been working great for Team ABC! The kids are always commenting on how light and smooth it feels while climbing,” he said. “The retraction is definitely fast enough; none of us can outrun the device.”
The eddy current braking technology used in Head Rush’s TRUBLUE Auto Belays is also used in the TRUBLUE Speed Auto Belay. The eddy current brake technology is extremely reliable because it is friction-free, with no contacting parts in the braking system. The braking is smooth, low maintenance, and automatically adjusts to the climber’s weight for a consistent experience across the widest weight range of any modular auto belay.
About Head Rush Technologies
Head Rush Technologies is an engineering company that is on a mission to make adventure experiences more enjoyable for the user and to increase ROI for adventure operators. Our patented magnetic braking system has led to success in many of our products, including the TRUBLUE Auto Belay, zipSTOP Zip Line Brake, QUICKjump Free Fall Device, and FlightLine Free Fall Ride. Our award-winning products are available through our global network of distributors (find one near you at headrushtech.com/distributors) or directly through the Head Rush online store at store.headrushtech.com.