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I got this to attach myself to a highline with a non-directional and strong piece. It's considerably more substantial in your hand than the Black Diamond 8. The BD 8 is actually quite a bit thinner near the top of the large opening, and only rated to 22 kN, where as this is the same thickness aluminum throughout. I realize the difference between 35 kN and 22 kN strength ratings is pretty academic for a 6 foot fall, but this offers a lot more psychological pro than the BD version. I can't comment on it's intended use, because I likely won't ever use it for that.