Great ATC combo
Awsome belay. Would normally use an 8 but i picked one of these up to try out and it performed great. Great braking and the oversized biner in the package is lightweight and useful even with my 8. Now i carry both in my bag. The 8 gets me speed and this ATC gives me time to rap with minimal effort. It also works great when you have to belay your buddies from the bottom or overhead, very smooth. For a beginner this is the first piece of equipment i would recommend, but you'll keep it forever.