The Omega Pacific Rappel Ring is a forged aluminum rap ring that has been anodized gray for minimal visual impact and is used for bail-outs and rap stations. Solid construction (not hollow) for 20kN minimum breaking strength (over 4,400lbs)! The Omega Pacific Rappel Rings are NOT intended for repeated lowering. The Omega Pacific Rappel Ring is NOT designed to be used as a rappel or belay device (e.g. ATC, SBGII, Figure-8 or any other friction device), it is intended solely as a hardware alternative to bail-out slings, webbing and cord.