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ahmad4500031's picture
Sep 14th 2018
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Dave Thexton's picture
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Nov 4th 2015
Hey Alva, We have come up trumps on this one sorry! What we can say though, is that the Link Cams from Omega pacific boast similar strengths to other cams around the same sizes. The strength rating is a measure of the weakest part of the cam so you can be sure that even at the smallest and biggest working ranges of the link cams, your safety is no more compromised than it would be with other manufacturers of cams. Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Nov 4th 2015
Hi Laurelle, This is my kind of question! Cam lobes aren't all the exact same shape, but they are all forms of logarithmic spirals. The key property of a logarithmic spiral is that any straight line originating from the centre of the spiral will always intersect the spiral at the same angle. The reason for integrating this shape in the construction of cam lobes, is that the lobe will make make contact with the rock at the same angle throughout the cam's entire range. Depending actual angle is dependent on the shape of the lobe.... (more)

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Nov 4th 2015
Hi Camella, The easiest way to tell is to compare the size of the lobes on either side of the axle. If they are different then you are holding an offset. Some companies also use different colours on the lobes to help you differentiate, and the BlackDiamond offsets even have multi-coloured slings that let you differentiate your offsets even when they are dangling from your harness! Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Nov 4th 2015
Hi Laurelle, There are a few differences in the designs, chief among them are that double axle designs have a greater expansion range but they are usually a little heavier too. The trigger action of both design of cam is also slightly different. If you are thinking to buy your first set of cams but are unsure which type to get, maybe you can borrow each type from your friends to find out which you prefer Another interesting feature of some twin-axle cams is that they can, in theory, be placed passively.... (more)

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 25th 2015
Hi Alyse, Softer metal, when weighted, can be forced to change it's shape to match the shape of the rock, making the placement more secure. This is imperative when placing micro nuts as their weight and size makes it very easy for them to fall out. One consequence is that the gear may not be able to withstand as many falls as other climbing gear but I'm sure that wont be the first thing on your mind after a size 3 micro stopper has just saved you a couple of broken legs! Hope that helps, Dave

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Panu Lehti's picture
Aug 24th 2015
I would add into your "normal" trad rack with nuts and cams a set of hexcentrics (https://shop.epictv.com/en/cams-nuts/dmm/torque-nut-set-1-4-2015) as you might find ice on the crags.

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Adam Butterworth's picture
Aug 17th 2015
Hi Shayne, As far as I'm aware, with the way new Totem cams are constructed, (with separate slings and a direct loading system), it's possible to load each set of lobes independently. From what I read, this would be fine for body-weight placements when aid climbing, (where placements in shallow pin-scar cracks would be more common anyway), but marginal at best if placed to protect a fall. Hope that helps, Adam

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