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Cams Ripping At Arapiles - common? 15-Oct-2009 At 9:32:07 PM skink
On 15/10/2009 Richard wrote:
>I have to admit
>I can't see the flaw in my opposing argument - the fact that cams do fail
>seems to sugest there is not a reliable test, but I would like there to
>be one. I personly feel that a hard tug is more for peace of mind than
>being 95% reliable, but prehaps I underrate its ability. Cams still fail
>as placements, I guess thats the bottom line, so while you know some placements
>are bomber, I don't always belive the dodgy ones are bomber even if they
>pass the tug test.

Test all you like - tug, bounce test even - the test means nothing if the cam moves after you climb above it.

I suspect many cam failures are due to the cam, when it actually gets loaded, no longer being in that ideal position it was first placed in.

I often find cams rotated into a horizontal position when following and cleaning, and I'm pretty sure most times the leader didn't place it this way.

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