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Placing a cam? Slotting a nut? Slinging a tree?
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Post by ahab » Wed May 21, 2008 11:40 am

not to be superficial or anything, but their logo makes it seem as though they may manufacture crayons as well. that kinda sealed the no deal for me. but hey, if you wanna fall on gear that has been tested at the "STANDART" facility and trust the "strenght" tests and never "try to repai it by yourself also" then you should be golden.
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Post by Danny » Wed May 21, 2008 12:21 pm

itsclimbtime wrote:<QUOTE>Danny I thank this is the testing you are looking at right
They say they test each piece at half max which for these is about 6.5 KN which is about 1500 pounds. At least they seem to be testing each piece which CCC (aliens) apparently didn't do.

But what I was talking about is placing the cam in a crack yourself and having your heaviest buddy jump up and down in an aider or sling attached to it after telling him you'll give him $100 dollars if he can break the cam.

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Post by itsclimbtime » Sat May 24, 2008 9:57 am

LOl now that is testing at its best :evil:
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Post by MacGyver » Tue May 27, 2008 11:43 am

I wouldn't buy them. It isn't just about the danger of the gear. I am wiling to pay a bit more for peace of mind. Think of it this way; when you are on the sharp end looking 20 feet down to your last placement, would you rather think about how much money you saved with the cheap cam, or how solid that BD C4 looks.
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Post by endercore » Tue May 27, 2008 1:02 pm

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here are 5 cams for 60 bucks- thats much cheaper!

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Post by kidney_dave » Tue May 27, 2008 2:33 pm

stick with C4s or TCUs...they are the best...doubles in the fingers and hands and a set of stoppers should do you just fine...

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Post by cadmus » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:39 am

I hate to bring this rather old thread to the top, but it was one I had bookmarked/followed long ago and it needs an update since gear4rocks got certification on some products several months ago. They claim on the website that they will be working on other product lines, I am guessing this is not a cheap process for a little East European startup company and that is likely the limiting factor. I can sympathize with that.
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Post by ynot » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:30 pm

Listen to Danny. Buy BD. If you buy cheap cams you will just replace them down the road and spend even more. My Metolious rack is 10 years old and pretty worn out. The Bd's are still solid. I have a few odd cams that are just kinda OK. Why be cheap when your life depends on them?
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Post by Xtant » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:00 pm

In soviet russia cams whip on you...
Sure is a lot of fun while you're doing it...

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Post by pigsteak » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:05 pm

het ynot, how can 10 year old cams be worn out? I didn't know traddies even fell on the gear..is that from opening beer bottles or something? :lol:
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Post by cadmus » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:04 pm

ynot wrote:Listen to Danny. Buy BD. If you buy cheap cams you will just replace them down the road and spend even more. My Metolious rack is 10 years old and pretty worn out. The Bd's are still solid. I have a few odd cams that are just kinda OK. Why be cheap when your life depends on them?
Funny you say that. I have a set of OLD BDs that are in great shape. HEAVY. thick axles. Real old. Look suspiciously like the Ukrainian ones. I also have a set of BDs that are only 3 or 4 years old and I am sketched out by them, light weight, skinny axis, no way to inspect most of it. Same with my metolius and trangos. can't inspect 80% of it, a bunch of the cable is in a opaque sheath? Can’t service it. They ARE LIGHT, i can not complain about that. But I am not a young kid anymore, I don't need light. I appreciate the longevity of my heavy old BD that is part of the reason I ordered a set from gear4rocks. They look like my old gear. I know that sounds like i am a cranky old man...

Besides, every year I get caught halfway up a route in a thunderstorm, or I don't trust part of a rap route. I end up leaving gear, normally nuts, but gear all the same. I would rather leave a $25 cam than a $65 cam.

You have never seen these products, nor have I. Could be great, could be crap. We will see. But CE certification is CE certification.
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Post by michaelarmand » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:26 pm

ynot wrote:Listen to Danny. Buy BD. If you buy cheap cams you will just replace them down the road and spend even more. My Metolious rack is 10 years old and pretty worn out. The Bd's are still solid. I have a few odd cams that are just kinda OK. Why be cheap when your life depends on them?
BD makes good cams...in China. I am pretty much done supporting BD.
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Post by pigsteak » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:32 pm

what's wrong with China? over the Czech republic, for instance?
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Post by KD » Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:12 pm

We makeah you right and functionar cam fol Amelican lock crimbels in the Led Liver Golge! Just as good as Brack Diamond or Metorius much much cheap yes? China Good Geal yes yes?

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Post by ynot » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:18 pm

China? that sucks. Every time they out source something that was good it goes downhill. I really liked climbing on the c4's. They go in fast.
Danny, what kind of cam was it that umbrellaed on you on Fibrulator? just out of curiosity. That's the only time I have ever seen a cam wrecked in a fall. My cams are beat up from stuffing them in the pack in a heap I suspect. It's hard on the wires.
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