The OX BLOCK™ rope snatch block with an integrated friction bar is used for hurtman rescue, lowering loads, snubbing loads, and raising loads. Allows the rigging professional to handle loads with greater control and when lowering loads, tension is transferred from worker to the OX BLOCK™. Replaces standard handline blocks, parted blocks and various snatch blocks. Greater working load limits than blocks of similar size. OX BLOCKS™ provide less resistance thus requires less effort which maximizes their efficiency! Patent Pending.