The ZS1014C is our most popular carbon jammer. Used on 60 foot multihulls, monohulls and high performance racing yachts of this size and larger. The 1014C can hold very high loads at 14mm - equal to that of 16mm lines using the next alloy jammer.
The 1014C High performance and light weight carbon structure make it the most popular choice for professional racing syndicates.
The ZS is engaged onto the line manually and is impossible to release by accident under load. As a result the Zs has been designed for ultimate holding power without the easy release compromise of a conventional clutch.
For current rope holding on yachts, clutches are no longer the complete solution. Smaller line diameters, low stretch halyards, sails and stiffer hulls are transferring much higher loads than most clutches can handle. Apart from the XX clutch, the ZS jammer is the only rope holding device that will hold high tech rope at its safe working load. All ZS models do this, even at sustained extreme loads to 12000kgs (12 tonnes) on 32mm (1/4') line, with zero rope wear.
The ZS is highly recommended for larger diameter lines and for extreme loads where always having to use the winch for release is a positive safety feature.