You can get a huge range of width placements with these cams. My only fear with them (from the first time I placed one) is that they may tend to walk to the point where they overcam...because they have such large range. However, for times when you can't wait around until you find the right sized gear, grab one of these and stick it in. Perfect fit. Everytime. One or two of these on every rack is great supplementary gear especially because the green is a lifesaver.
Definitely a good piece of protection but you need to know where to use it ! Although I prefer lighter protection and this is heavier than what I want, it's a good cure for panic when you have a hard time to see what will fit in.Hope that Omega Pacific comes out with a lighter and more flexible version one day...
I've had a red and a yellow for a few years now, and I always bring them along no matter where I'm climbing. Because of their range, on technical climbs I save them for later in the climb or the anchor so I'm more likely to have something that will work when I'm low on gear. The one thing that I don't like is the end of the stem where your thumb goes; it's so small that it's hard to get your thumb on, and if you're not careful it can slip off of your thumb after you have a grip on it - I wouldn't call them "panic" pieces for that reason. I'm a fan, I just wouldn't want an entire rack of them; they're a great addition to a set of regular cams.
I've had the yellow and red ones for a few years, and I always ring them along climbing. On technical climbs I'll use my other cams first and save these for later in the climb or the anchor so that I'm more likely to have something that works when I'm low on gear. The one thing I don't like is the back of the stem where you put your thumb; it's small and hard to get your thumb on, and easy for it to slip off. Also, in the smaller ranges, all that extra metal has to go somewhere, which can make them awkward or even too bulky for placements with constrictions below them. All in all, I wouldn't want a rack of only link cams, but they're great to mix and match with others.
P Clean designThe double cam mechanism makes this ideal for a tricky looking crack thats wider inside Its like a traditional cam and places easily anywhereP Easy to use and placeWith a clean fluid pull the camming mechanism is simple and easy. Great for a tricky placement where you have a strange hold but a good spotYou can place this with life-saving confidence in most placesP Few in setBecause each cam is so versatile in size you do not need very many to cover everything from the smallest to the largest of openingsC WeightA little heavy for a cam and having a full rack would definitely be noticeable on your climb But using these to enhance a rack and not replace it would be perfect
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The range of the link cam allows it to become the double of multiple cams thus ultimately reducing the number of cams you need to bring with you. They also are my "go to" piece for those awkward placements where neither a nut nor a traditional cam just doesn't set right.
Due to the range of each piece, it's a great "go to" piece in those sketchy spots. Grab it, place it and keep moving. The only drawback to this is the fact that it really needs to be placed in the correct orientation. If not placed vertically against the direction of the potential force placed upon the cams, they can callapse under the load. Hasn't happened to me yet but have seen the results of a misplaced link cam that was fallen on. Sheered off lobes and a destroyed unit.
Beside the price and the weight. They work great on new situations were you don't know what you will need, would recommend have this to your rack if you plan to open new rotes. If the money is not a problem have the full set. One can have about 3 different extra sizes of a regular can.
The weight be like 30% more than other cans and double price. They work great and I would recommend have this can on your rack if you plan to open new rotes. If the money is not a problem have the full set.Great for safety when you don’t know what you gone need on the rote, have about 3 different sizes of a regular can is very good for this kind of situations
Great for safety when you don’t know what you gone need on the rote, have about 3 different sizes of a regular can is very good for this kind of situations beside the weight be like 30% heavier than other cans an double price. They work great and I definitely recommend have this can.
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