I bought this gravity hook for a canoe trip I'm planning next month. Once it arrived, however, my 11 year old son has taken possession of it. He has had hours of summer fun trying to grab and lift various objects from the floor while leaning over the edge of his loft bed. His proudest moment was snagging a 5 pound kettle bell. He also has used the grappling hook to help climb trees at the neigborhood park. I'm looking forward to getting one of these that I can use, because I don't think I'll ever get this one back. Would recommend for cheap, useful fun.
This product was worth every penny. Exactly what I was expecting and my daughter and I have been playing with the grappling hook all day just to see what we could pick up. So far we can grab just about anything that isn't very heavy but we did successfully pick up a chair with the grappling hook so that was cool. The table was too heavy though. Plus I climbed the tree in my yard by catching the grappling hook on a branch and climbing up the tree. Not very high but it was a cool test run before we go out into the woods and try it there. Make sure you have a good rope though.
This thing grabs anything - then turns into a grappling hook - and it works !!! High quality awesome versatility - and one of the best retrieval tools out there. Yes - it's not a "big" grappling hook (many have complained regarding size) - but at this cost - you won't be sorry with this purchase.
One of the best things about this hook & cord combo box is its ready to get right to work. My grand kids got one of there toys stuck in one of our trees and with this set, I was able to retrieve it for them. In the right hands, you could use this hook to pick up a quarter ! I would recommend this set.