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false's picture
Jan 27th 2016
They where Five Ten Anasazi Moccasyms. When Chris Sharma climbed Dreamcatcher he was still sponsored by Five Ten. In the video you can also see him wearing the Anasazi VS. Ironicaly the VS had a bad heel design at the time which five ten changed on later versions of the shoe and the Moccasyms aren't known for known for there heel hooking abilities.

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
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
Climbing Gear Geek
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
Climbing Gear Geek
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
Climbing Gear Geek
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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info's picture
Oct 9th 2015
Hi, Climbing shoes like sloution, python, testarosa, vapor-v are as new after resoling. But as allways if you resole it in time so no rand replacement is needed. You can see some pictures of resoled solotion on www.shoedoctor.eu regards, Miha

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Sep 18th 2015
Hi Jamey, I'm afraid that the answer depends on a number of factors, from how seriously you're taking it to the type of problems you're likely to be climbing. Some competitors (particularly at the top level) will take multiple pairs of shoes into an event so that they can change them depending on the style of the problem.... (more)

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Panu Lehti's picture
Sep 4th 2015
Sorry, I was wrong. It actually can be used as a bouldering mat as well...

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