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Trust the cam after a big fall?

oyccos
7/01/2010
2:23:08 PM
My #2 BD C4 (old generation), cam got involved in an accident on the weekend. It fell from a harness
while near the top of Stalagmite on Preludes Wall at Araps. It fell approximately 20m (possibly less),
bounced hard off a ledge and flew into rocky terrain another 20m down, although I finally found it resting
in a grassy patch.

My question is this: is it still trustworthy? I got it second hand so I'm unsure of it's full history but it was
in pretty good nick. Now I'm not so sure about it. At the very least I'm replacing the beaner.

Any pearls of wisdom out there?

henners
7/01/2010
2:34:45 PM
im not exactly a pearl of wisdom (actually i don't know much at all) but i know from various books that
hardware can pick up microscopic defects and weakspots. If it was a significant fall and it really did hit
the ground pretty hard, i reckon i'd let someone knowledgeable and experienced look at it first. But i
know if someone told me to chuck a BD #2 id be hesitant.
widewetandslippery
7/01/2010
2:37:33 PM
If you're throwing the biner I'll have it.

wallwombat
7/01/2010
2:42:13 PM
I'd use it.
Wendy
7/01/2010
2:45:09 PM
me too

evanbb
7/01/2010
2:45:40 PM
Goooooooood. Lets fire up the invisible cracks argument again!


Send it to me and I'll get some ultrasonic testing done.
mikepatt
7/01/2010
2:46:15 PM
If you're asking the question it probably means that you doubt it's trustworthyness..

henners
7/01/2010
2:47:45 PM
you could sell it...
Wendy
7/01/2010
3:09:38 PM
you could start a competition to get rid of it ...
ZERO
7/01/2010
3:14:10 PM
Use the witch hunting principle.
Hit it with a big hammer. If it breaks don't use it, if it doesn't break.... it may be a witch, or stuffed.

henners
7/01/2010
3:34:50 PM
You could bribe some poor hippie for beta...

wallwombat
7/01/2010
3:53:21 PM
On 7/01/2010 kayakerSteve wrote:

>Hit it with a big hammer. If it breaks don't use it, if it doesn't break....
>it may be a witch...

That's funny.

..::- Chris -::..
7/01/2010
4:33:59 PM
I've had a similar experience... I dropped a #3 WC cam from top of Tiger wall.... I bathed the CAM in paw paw cream overnight and bingo it was as good as a brand new cam that had been dropped from the top of tiger wall.... ; )

paw paw cream..... is there anything it can't fix.....

remember to wipe the ointment from the cam before you use it next.

pmonks
7/01/2010
6:33:25 PM
Paw paw cream is bluddy expensive though, so I prefer shoving my dropped cams under a Cosmic Energy PyramidTM, along with the dull kitchen knives. Works a treat, although I have sometimes found His Noodliness has sharpened my cams and lubricated my knives...
tastybigmac
7/01/2010
8:04:37 PM
can i have it? i will test it for you.
Paul
7/01/2010
9:47:57 PM
I might be able to arange an engineer to do some distructive tests on it

IdratherbeclimbingM9
7/01/2010
10:13:41 PM
This one took a big fall.


and bounced hard off a sloping rock ledge to land on rocky terrain much further below...

~>It received obvious damage ...



I checked with the manufacturer but they don't do repairs to the axles, so it is now a retired bit of kit.
If the axles were not bent I would still consider it usable.


oyccos
7/01/2010
11:36:34 PM
I suspected as much, but thanks for the input from out there. I've already made the appropriate
sacrifices to Dark Lords and prepared a potion concocted chiefly of the rendered fat of an unbaptised
child, so there's probably not much more I can do. Methinks I'll keep using it.

Fortunately it didn't fair so badly as the one pictured, that must have been a savage fall!
One Day Hero
7/01/2010
11:39:25 PM
Don't be such a pussy M9, that thing looks fine, just bend the axels back........after all, you're only going to use it for aid, not like you'll be leading above it or anything :)

pmonks
8/01/2010
5:29:59 AM
On 7/01/2010 One Day Hero wrote:
>Don't be such a pussy M9

Are you and simey a tag team:



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