ALPINE WEBLOCK 6.1
ALPINE WEBLOCK Versatile webbing locker
Webbing blocker suitable for longlines, highlines and waterlines even with minimal tension.
- Material: Anodised aluminium 7075 body, steel balls;
- Compatible webbing: 24.0 - 26.0 mm;
- Pin dimensions: Ø12 mm, length 38.3 mm;
- Weight: 210 g;
- Made in: USA.
Alpine WebLock 6.1
The Alpine WebLock 6.1, made by BALANCE COMMUNITY, is a very strong, versatile, and user friendly weblock meant for general purpose slacklines, longlines and highlines.
Through the ages of weblock usage, it has become quite clear that this device is used for much more than locking webbing. In fact, the weblock has turned into our progress capture for our tensioning systems, a rigging point for tagging and tensioning, and a master point for large systems. For this reason, having certain functionality built in to the weblock has become a must.
Large diverter for retention
the large diverter with a mostly round shape gives substantial surface area for the webbing to grip to the AWL within it's wraps. This helps with slippage, strength retention, and, curiously enough, tensioning.
There is a bit more size to the anchor hole, and soft release rails for soft release compatibility or additional rigging points.
Alpine WebLock 6.1 Anchor hole
The AWL6 packs the largest anchor hole we've ever included in an Alpine WebLock. You can fit 4 strands of green span-set, 12 strands of 9mm rope, and essentially every shackle that we use in the slackline world (pin or bow side). All these things can fit while still retaining enough room to tie a backup AND do your tail tie-off in the anchor hole.
Not only can you attach the AWL6 with most connectors and soft rigging, it has also been optimised to work directly with a soft release! Simply pass your soft release strands down through the device and the back rails align perfectly to guide the soft release in an optimal way. Truely an all-in-one device.
AWL6 functional beckets
One becket for over the webbing and one for under.
The upper becket has a working load limit (WLL) of 8 kN, the perfect amount for using that pulley system to tension your longline in the park. This becket is located within the large anchor hole. The front of that hole is designed to have the load path sit above the webbing when it's installed in the device. This makes tensioning with an external tensioning system quite easy and streamlined.
The lower becket has a working load limit (WLL) of 10 kN, more than enough to rig with a compound Buckingham system, or connect various other components of your rigging. This becket is located within the diverter hole. The dimensions of the weblock are such that the load path when using this becket puts your rigging below the installed webbing. A perfect point to add a redirect for a multiplied Buckingham or install your low stretch sling for a compound system.
The Front Pin fixed
Weblock front pins are a major pain point in modern weblock designs. We've found that a large majority of the problems that happen to front pins are a result of them spinning during usage. These types of pins were not designed to spin. The spinning adds wear on the locking balls and the mechanism, causes torque on the pin head (which can lead to total failure as we saw with the AWL5), and is detrimental to the functionality in general.
The front pin is desined so that it is not able to rotate at all. There is a flat edge on one side of the pin that mates with a flat edge in the front pin hole on the weblock body. This gives the pin a single orientation that it will sit in throughout the usage of the device. So, when passing slack through the weblock, it will simply glide over the pin rather than causing it to spin.
Two tie-off locations, depending on your setup
The AWL6 have two locations on the device where you can install a standard knotted tie-off (ANTISLIP). Depending on what you want to have access to after the rig is done, you can choose where to tie-off your webbing from one of two locations. You can either use the standard ISA or poppable fishermans hitch on the anchor hole of the AWL6 or you can do the same through the diverter hole.
- 126 mm
- 72,7 mm
- 210 g
- WLL - WORKING LOAD LIMIT
- 12 kN
- MBS - MINIMUM BREAKING STRENGTH
- 84 kN