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Wanted - Rock Exotica Silent Partner
MattCoops
31-Dec-2018
10:31:16 AM
Hi guys,

I know I may be asking alot, but if anyone has a Silent partner in new or excellent condition that they would be happy to sell please msg me. Had a loan one lined up for upcoming trip but has fallen through, happy to fork out but prefer in excellent condition.

Many thanks
Matt

IdratherbeclimbingM9
31-Dec-2018
12:49:52 PM
Good luck with your intention as I heard not long ago that they are becoming collectors items, due no longer being manufactured.
(Note; I have not verified this statement yet).

Andrew_M
2-Jan-2019
12:08:07 PM
Hey Matt,

If you can't get hold of an SP have you considered using a Wild Country Revo? I've been using one recently and it's held a few falls well. Better than my second hand SP which couldn't be trusted to lock (a known problem - http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2741508/Silent-Partner-failure - https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/106158800/problems-tring-with-silent-partner).

MattCoops
2-Jan-2019
12:58:00 PM
Thanks Andrew, much appreciated. I hadnít considered the Revolution... Iíll check it out. Obviously catching the fall is high on my requirements for the device but I also want to ensure it feeds fairly effortlessly, as this too can be a problem hey.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
2-Jan-2019
1:37:19 PM
On 2-Jan-2019 Andrew_M wrote:
>Hey Matt,
>
>If you can't get hold of an SP have you considered using a Wild Country
>Revo? I've been using one recently and it's held a few falls well. Better
>than my second hand SP which couldn't be trusted to lock (a known problem
>- http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2741508/Silent-Partner-failure
>- https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/106158800/problems-tring-with-silent-partne
>).
>
Sad thread cited there as support for your statement.
Mostly 2015 and half the replies are rebuttal to the original post... Along with a baseline of use in inappropriate conditions regarding temperatures...
Typical seppo or internet overhype?

Personally I canít fault my SP, but itíd be nice if it was smaller/lighter!

To OP on this thread; if youíre only dabbling in the solo game then check out the various clove hitch backup systems. Much cheaper and okay up to a point... especially for pure aid.
:-)

Andrew_M
3-Jan-2019
7:59:07 AM
>Sad thread cited there as support for your statement.
>Mostly 2015 and half the replies are rebuttal to the original post...
>Along with a baseline of use in inappropriate conditions regarding temperatures...
>Typical seppo or internet overhype?

Hi M9 - yeah, alright I didn't read those threads properly :)

Anyway, all I know is that mine don't work. You might not remember since it was a acouple of years ago, but I got you to have a look at my SP at aidfest. After a few pull tests you more or less said "ah, well, it shouldn't be doing that!"

It's all probably moot anyway since the OP might struggle to get a second hand one without selling his mother into slavery. Second hand SPs are now going for insane prices: https://www.climbing.com/news/rock-exotica-silent-partner-sells-for-1400-on-ebay/

IdratherbeclimbingM9
4-Jan-2019
8:49:00 AM
On 3-Jan-2019 Andrew_M wrote:
>Hi M9 - yeah, alright I didn't read those threads properly :)
>
>Anyway, all I know is that mine don't work. You might not remember since
>it was a acouple of years ago, but I got you to have a look at my SP at
>aidfest. After a few pull tests you more or less said "ah, well, it shouldn't
>be doing that!"
>
Rings a bell!
Maybe like the one that is subject in your thread example, some grit has managed to find its way past the inner seal? The company cleaned and returned it in working order to its owner...
I agree that intermittency of locking up would be disconcerting for a device built to solo purpose.

>It's all probably moot anyway since the OP might struggle to get a second
>hand one without selling his mother into slavery. Second hand SPs are now
>going for insane prices: https://www.climbing.com/news/rock-exotica-silent-partner-sells-for-1400-on-ebay/

I heard that they were getting scarce but hadnít pursued the issue so thanks for the link. ~> You are likely to get your money back now and then some(!), for a rehabilitated unit, which is worth considering as the update to the link you provided indicates that although they dropped production of them the company still exists and in my experience is excellent to deal with.

White Trash
4-Jan-2019
4:32:08 PM
On 31-Dec-2018 MattCoops wrote:
>Hi guys,
>Had a loan one lined up for upcoming trip but has fallen through, happy
>to fork out but prefer in excellent condition.
>
Yer gonna die.
At least a people partner can inform your rels about how they save you.

Andrew_M
8-Jan-2019
8:29:53 AM
>You are likely to get your money back now and then
>some(!), for a rehabilitated unit, which is worth considering as the update
>to the link you provided indicates that although they dropped production
>of them the company still exists and in my experience is excellent to deal with.

I good idea M9 but unfortunately not a goer. I did contact Rock Exotica but unfortunately they no longer service Silent Partners, apparently haven't done for a few years.

If you ever decide to sell your functioning unit then you're sitting on a goldmine...

IdratherbeclimbingM9
8-Jan-2019
12:58:26 PM
On 8-Jan-2019 Andrew_M wrote re:
>>a rehabilitated unit, which is worth considering
>I good idea M9 but unfortunately not a goer. I did contact Rock Exotica
>but unfortunately they no longer service Silent Partners, apparently haven't
>done for a few years.
>
How about the sub contractor Wren Enterprises, that Rock Exotica had the SPís done through for a while?
Wren Enterprises is who I bought mine off...

Worst case scenario is to get a reliable engineering firm/person here to have a look at it, as I suspect that there isnít too much awry with it that an appropriate clean and lube wouldnít fix.
BronwynT
17-Mar-2019
8:04:14 PM
Did you ever get lucky on this? We are in a similar bind at the moment :(

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