Ronstan Constrictor Textile Rope Clutch
Unlike all conventional clutches the
Constrictor® system does not crush the rope between two metal surfaces.
Instead, the loaded rope is held securely in a textile sock, itself
attached to an anchor base. The rope runs freely through the sock in one
direction, but is gripped instantly within the sock when running out in
the opposite direction. This constrictor effect, patented by COUSIN
Trestec, provides increasing holding power as the load increases.
Bi-conical Titanium Base:
Patented by Cousin, the textile sock element is locked in place between a
titanium ring and the anchoring base. The unique conical geometry allows
easy insertion of the rope, and ensures that the sock is perfectly
integrated with the anchor base in supporting the applied load.
Pulling on the SK75 Dyneema® lanyard retracts the sock, relaxing the grip
on the rope and allowing it to run freely in either direction. The lanyard
can be fixed in the open position using the V-notch in the anchor base.
Used by the Best
You will already find the Constrictor® solution in use on the top Maxi,
Mini, Multi, IMOCA and AC72 teams. COUSIN Trestec have developed a
trouble-free and ergonomic product that will please anyone looking for the
New Generation in rope holding technology.