If you’re a small person this is a major plus when belaying others! My girlfriend is tiny, but when I clip this puppy in she can belay normally. She doesn’t get sucked into the wall when I fall nor does she have to sit super far back or brace herself when lowering me. She gets to stand normally. This thing does take a few uses to adjust to it and placing it in the proper direction is key, otherwise you get way too much drag when pulling through to clip in. There is definitely a sweet spot for weight difference, though. I’ve read that it’s 80lbs. I’m not 80lbs heavier and sometimes I’ve had to literally pull the rope while being lowered from a climb because there wasn’t enough weight on the rope to run. Overall I recommend this gear for lighter people that climb with folks heavier than themselves!