HAAS Velox Ascent SystemLatest Version! New and Improved!
The New HAAS Velox makes the original system even better. With an additional 18 inches of bungee in the system, the HAAS Velox is a one size fits all, zero set up, efficient rope ascent tool. 30 Inches of usable bungee extension eliminates any set up, as well as “dead spots” in the return action. Made in Ohio by the guys at Haas Tree Gear.
The bungee is terminated at the top of the HAAS Velox, travels down though a channel to the bottom where it is wrapped around sealed stainless steel bearings inside of a machined aluminum block for minimum friction. It then returns back up a second channel where it is tied to the snap. The result is 31 inches of inline bungee are contained in the system at rest, allowing 30 inches to be extracted under load. Bungee is replaceable in under 5 min with no tools.
4.8 out of 5 star average customer rating based on 8 reviews - See all reviews
Perfection - 02/13/2017
Reviewer: Kyle armijo
Just took the plunge to srt....let me tell you, where has this been my whole life! Foot ascender, and this little gem is like having nos.
I have the clip version and a floop. I just leave it on my boot permanently. Clip the haas to my right D and it's never in the way even with my handsaw on that side. First time using this and very new to srt and this and srt is a total game changer. I feel like I have a wraptor.....I'm no longer concerned about having to come down. Now I come down.....help chip.....do whatever...then be back aloft in the blink of an eye, and you can to! BUY IT ASAP
Berkshire county climber - 01/27/2017
Reviewer: Will steinert
I have had this unit for 9 months I use it on every accent and when I get to my work position I just clip the bunjie lower for less tension. The velox stays on my foot for my entire climb. There for it's always ready to go. Clip the bunjie higher and you accending. My only modifications to the velox was adding 1.25" chafe sleeve to the foot strap. This will prolong the foot strap as I keep the velox attached to my foot the entire time I climb. Awesome product. When I ordered the velox tree stuff had it not in stock. I ordered it from Sherrill stink. But ultimately tree stuff gets the review.
Seems to add more complexity to my climb - 05/22/2016
I've only been on 10 or so climbs with the Velox; mostly on long hauls. First, I have to say that the build quality is excellent and have no complaints about that. I have been climbing for 30+ years so, I am probably one of those old dogs that takes more time to adjust to something new. However, I do climb SRT and my experience with the Velox has been unexceptional. I have difficulties getting the foot loop on and off, especially when in a tree or on a line. I also can't seem to find a convenient location to clip the bungee into. With a foot ascender, my Hitchhiker or Hitch Climber and all the other gear, I find that the Velox puts me into gear overload?. For long hauls, I have resorted lately to using a foot ascender and a hand ascender with a foot strap. It is easier for me because I just find it easier to quickly disconnect and stow the foot strap. Maybe it is a matter of technique. From the videos I've seen, the Velox seems to be the way to go but, I'm not there yet.
Improving the original! - 05/20/2016
Reviewer: Chris Lucas
The original and still the best! The original HAAS was the first real SRT rope ascent solution that allowed climbers to climb a rope as easily as a ladder, with very minimal gear. The VELOX takes the design and refines it with a new type of nylon webbing construction AND a new approach to the bungee cord design. The bungee is routed thru a milled aluminum sheave near the foot. This creates super smooth action with incredible range of motion for the climber.
The quality of construction is great and I expect to get a lot of good use from this thing. I loved the original HAAS, but the VELOX is where it's at!! Real advancement on every front!
Yes...I recommend buying one!!!
Must have - 05/09/2016
Reviewer: Joe Legate
The haas velox makes ascending SRT super smooth and efficient. I highly recommend adding one of these to your kit. I was on the fence about using knee ascenders until I tried this out. The added bearing makes the bungee work super smooth with a full return when lifting your leg up. Great piece of gear here! Get one!