blowChunkswrote a review of Petzl Pro Traxion Pulley on September 10, 2008
Last weekend I was hauling with an 8mm static line using the Pro Traxion and the rope slipped off the pulley jamming between the pulley and the gold colored side. It was a major pain to free the rope after it jammed. I transferred the haul bag on to another line and removed the Traxion from the system (that was the easy part). However once the rope was jammed on the side it was very difficult to open the Traxion. I pounded on the release button to get it to go in, then pounded on one of the plates to rotate the pulley open. The gold side flares out to facilitate the release button. This leaves enough of a gap to allow the rope to jump the pulley.If you use this device,be careful that the device can move around freely and that your direction of pull is always parallel to the haul line on the other side of the pulley.