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That's why °hf throwbags unique

Throwing handle

A good grip of the throwbag is essential to manage exact throws especially over a longer distance. Previous throwbags proved to be difficult to use for smaller or inexperienced persons. The throwing handle of the °hf-throwbags solves this problem.
With the throwing handle longer and more accurate throws are carried out easily.
The throwing handle is built in into the bag and gives more control over the throw. Newcomers find it easier to successfully use the throw line and experienced persons achieve more accuracy with this safety equipment.


Tenax

If not in use the rope needs to stay securely in the bag. This is particularly essential for throwbags carried on a belt. A reliable fastener keeps the bag sealed and avoids the rope getting tangled around the legs whilst walking or swimming.
Therefore the °hf “professional rescue throwbags” are equipped with a Tenax-fastener. The Tenax- fastener seals the bag securely and opens quickly and easily.



Cone shape

The new °hf- throwbags come in a distinct cone shape which provides many advantages as well for throwing as for repacking.
The wider the opening the less the rope rubs against the bag during the flight phase. This minimizes the friction and allows longer and more accurate throws.
The cone shape also helps with the repacking of the rope: conventional throw bags are often too tight to get even one hand in. The cone-shaped °hf-throw bags are repacked comfortably and quickly.





Bottom loop

The bottom loop has the perfect dimensions: it is big enough to provide a good grasp in an emergency – but it is too small for the whole hand to go through it. This is very important, so that you can let go of the loop if required.
Apart from the size the shape of the loop is also important: the “suitcase handle” is always ready to be grabbed from all sides.






Reflex

Experience has shown that rescue missions can be complex and time-consuming. Therefore it is essential that safety equipment is easy to spot even in half-light conditions.
In addition to the bright signal webbing the °hf-throwbags have got a circumferential reflex binding.
The reflex binding flashes in the glow of a headlamp or the headlights of a car so the new °hf throwbags will not be left behind inadvertently.



Quick release strap

The quick release strap fixes the throwbag in the boat. The side release buckle is easy to open, even with only one hand. This is important because in an emergency split seconds can determine the success or failure.
The side release buckle is more user friendly than a karabiner and is not liable to corrosion.


Why carry the throwbag on a belt?

We’ve put a few reasons together for you:
  • Always available, also whilst scouting, after the loss of a boat or after capsizing and swimming
  • Hands are free for climbing or helping others
  • Extended rescue options (i.e. if the swimmer is stuck behind a waterfall)
  • On a raft: faster deployment
  • Rescue teams: throwbag is always available, hands are free
  • Less weight on the shoulder whilst carrying the boat
  • When the throwbag is carried on the front underneath the spray deck it stays dry longer and is less heavy


°hf Throwbag ropes - Technical specification

Ropes

The ropes of the °hf-throwbags are especially designed for this usage:
  • high breaking load
  • best flotation
  • signal colour
  • optimum functionality for throws
"Clean Line"

In central Europe kayakers prefer a padded grab loop on their ropes, whilst Anglo and American kayakers use a clean line.

°hf Throwbag ropes

All of our ropes are custom made, their characteristics are optimized for use in our throwbags. We have been working with the German manufacturer Liros for more than 20 years. They guarantee the consistent high quality of the rope.
°hf ropes come in a highly visible colour and provide a good grip. They are light weight, tear-resistant, do not absorb water and float on the surface of the water.





Technical specification throwbag ropes

  PPM 8 KM 7,5 KM 10 Syntec
Construction 8-plaitet Core mantle Core mantle Core mantle
Core PP* PP* PP* Dyneema
Mantle - PP* 16-plaited PP* 16-plaited PP* 16-plaited
Diameter 8,5 mm 7,5 mm 10 mm 7,5 mm
Knoted tensile strength 550 daN 490 daN 760 daN 1070 daN
Tensile strength 1100 daN 840 daN 1300 daN 2400 daN
Elongation < 10% < 8% < 8% < 1,5%
Weight per metre 30 g 21 g 45 g 31 g
Flotation very good (0,91) very good (0,91) very good (0,91) good (0,91/0,96)
Longevity + ++ ++ +++
Abrasion resistance + ++ ++ +++
Kink tendency extremely low very low very low low
Used in Compact-Classic Compact-Thirty
Weasel
Compact-Alpin Compact-Syntec

* PP = UV-stabilised Polypropylen Multifil
Knotted tensile strength: with original °hf-Knot (Overhand)
Elongation: Elongation at 20% of tensile strength


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