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Wild Water Supply Snag Plate

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Current throwbag technology does not allow for fast and efficient access to another throw rope in the water when conducting emergency river rescue. Swiftwater rescue requires immediate response and reliable equipment, training and technique. Efficiency is a necessity, and having the right equipment can make the difference when every second counts.
  • The Wild Water Snag Plate allows the user to snag and pull in a rope with a standard throwbag. Once installed in the bag, it will always be ready when needed.
  • The Wild Water Snag Plate™ is made of a strong composite material.
  • Install the Snag Plate in your throw bag by threading it on the rope and stowing it in the bottom of the bag before loading the loose rope in the bag.
  • To use the Snag Plate, simply empty the bag of rope, expose the plate, add weight to the bag using rocks or other available objects and proceed with your rescue. Toss it out over the rope you want to retrieve and haul it in.
  • There is no longer a need to carry costly additional equipment, and the Snag Plate can be added to any standard throwbag.
  • Once installed in the bottom of the throwbag, it does not interfere with normal throwbag use.

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Dimensions: 4 1/8" outer diameter x 1 1/2" H
Features:
  • 5/8 rope grooves

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Wild Water Supply Snag Plate
 
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        4.0

        Thoughts about use and usefulness

        By Mahyongg - Open boater & R3 SRT

        from Northern Alps, Europe

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Useful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Guided Or Group Trips
          • Rescue Scenarios

          Comments about Wild Water Supply Snag Plate:

          Regarding some of the comments above - this is a very specialized rescue tool. As with so many of them, it's use and usefulness is somewhat limited - but you can't deduct from the fact that there was no incident and use for yourself, that it will never happen. Much like seatbelts in a car - you would not let them hang just because you never needed them before.

          It's still a personal decision wether you want to add them to a bag or not, since they also increase the danger of unwanted snagging in a life bait scenario. That is why I'd only recommend them for group trips where you have a number of "un-snagplated" throwbags available as well, or for a secondary bag.

          Btw. I wasn't part of it, but friends of mine had a tethered swimmer in the river, when they had to let go of the rope the free floating rope got snagged in some rocks and held the swimmer just above a drop (so, release of the belt was not a good idea). A snag-plate assisted vector pull would have solved the situation really quick in that case.

          Of course, all of that shouldn't have happened in the first place, but yeah. There are uses for it..

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Great Idea, Cheesy materials

          By Jeffe

          from Flagstaff, AZ

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Single Shore Rescue

          Cons

          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Swiftwater Rescue

          Comments about Wild Water Supply Snag Plate:

          Super idea for single shore foot entrapment rescues. Really works to grab floating ropes (when bag end is weighted down with some sand or small rocks). Unfortunately, all three I own, and many others I know about that friends own, have broken arms on them with normal use, even on first use. Very cheap material. Even the little tag you put on the outside to identify your throw bag as having a snag plate lasts a very short time before it snaps right off. Perhaps they could/should make them out of lightweight aluminum, and the tag should be far more sturdy. (You can make a snag plate yourself probably pretty easily out of thicker PVC pipe and some sawing).

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          • No

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          I would not buy this product again. I

          By mike

          from Sacramento ca.

          About Me Advanced

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                Comments about Wild Water Supply Snag Plate:

                I have been boating for over 15 year and really see no need for this product. I got one for a gift and and never used it so I gave it away. If you are the kind of person who is a gear junkie then you might want to buy this product.

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                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                Seems to be great

                By ThomS

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • A Bit Costly

                Best Uses

                • Inside Throw Bag

                Comments about Wild Water Supply Snag Plate:

                Used one in SWR class. Now in my throw bag.. Haven't used it yet.

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