Anyone use DMM Cams

Anyone use DMM Cams

Post by Marc Allai » Thu, 20 Feb 2003 02:03:05


I'm thinking of getting some to further expand my rack. Anyone have any
experiences with them? Good or Bad.... I want to know. Thanks!

Marc Allain

 
 
 

Anyone use DMM Cams

Post by Daniel Co » Thu, 20 Feb 2003 04:28:12


Quote:

> I'm thinking of getting some to further expand my rack. Anyone have any
> experiences with them? Good or Bad.... I want to know. Thanks!

> Marc Allain

Yep, I've got quite a selection, and I do like them. 4CU No. 1 has saved my
arse in a factor 1 fall, so I've got a good reason to like them.

Pros: Light
        Not too expensive (at least they used to be)
        Look cool
        Great in horizontal cracks

Cons:    Not so good in vertical cracks
            They do walk a bit

HTH,

Dan

 
 
 

Anyone use DMM Cams

Post by Scot » Thu, 20 Feb 2003 09:29:16

Quote:
> I'm thinking of getting some to further expand my rack. Anyone have any
> experiences with them? Good or Bad.... I want to know. Thanks!

ive got two of the 4cu's. and i do like them.
pros: they have a good "reach" - ie. you can place them really high,
just by how they fit in your hand (at least in my hand). they have a
little better reach than the comparable metolius units.
of course the doubled sling is nice, and not at all bulky.
some say that the trigger has a tendency to ride up on the wires,
facilitating the need for a trigger bar "keeper string"; i have never
had this problem, though it is equiped with little holes so you can
string it.

cons: sometimes, the cam lobes dont "sit" in the rock very well. this
might be cause the wires are somewhat stiff, or because of its
lightweight construction. but usually, it just takes a bit of fiddling
to get it to nest into the right spot. this is probably also why they
tend to walk a bit.

scott