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Margin of safety

This is a very well made piece of equipment, irrespective of which lock type you prefer.

Our rope rescue team uses only tri-locks and ball locks. The rationale is that, unlike a screw gate biner, a closed gate on a ball-lock or tri-lock is a locked gate. Sure - we all double check our equipment, but this lock-on-closing feature adds to our margin of safety.

You can open the gate of either of these biners with one hand, which is convenient.