Tips on how to use a Notch Jet Step
Are you experiencing rope release while using your Jetstep? Here are some tips & tricks to make sure you have a successful ascent:
Keep the rope as taut as possible (helps to have weight on the bottom, especially in the initial ascent)
Ensure the ascender is well secured against the footwear
Keep a perpendicular orientation of the fairlead to the rope (balanced and proper body positioning)
Without a full gate on the cam entry, you can't eliminate the potential of rope release during a climb - but that's the tradeoff! The Jetstep has a hook fairlead and doesn't require manual opening of the gate once you've completed your ascent, as many others do.