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Chockstone Forum - For Sale

Buy and Sell Used Climbing Gear Please do not post retail SPAM.

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SOLD - Omega pacific link cams - full set
TomS
25/12/2012
11:31:35 PM
I am selling a full set of Omega pacific link cams, that's the yellow (2), red (1), green (0.75) and purple (0.5) sizes.
These were purchased new in July 2012.
Price is $400 for the 4 cams, preferably selling them together. Price is negotiable. Would also be willing to swap for a set of similar condition camalot C4s or totem cams. Make an offer.
These cams have had very minimal use: the yellow, red and green being placed once or twice each. The red is the only one that has been fallen on at all. The purple has never been used.
Reason for selling is my own uncertainty about their effectiveness at Frog Buttress, my local crag in Queensland.
Happy to post within Australia, or pickup in Brisbane (northside).
Send me a message on here or phone on 0412076317 if you have any questions.
Cheers.
Wendy
27/12/2012
9:49:17 AM
You don't think they will hold at Frog? They work best in vertical cracks, I've never had a drama with them at Frog. Maybe you should plug one in, back it up with all the camalots you so desire and lob on it a bit. Really, they are great cams as long as you don't place them sticking straight out or with the lobes likely to twist against anything under load.
TomS
28/12/2012
10:40:49 AM
It was a tough call to sell them believe me. I love the idea of them, they just haven't performed with the limited use and testing I gave them. Some people love them, but other people have said they've had similar experiences as me at Frog. I wish I could have confidence in them!
patto
30/12/2012
2:08:49 PM
They are a fantastic cam on paper. But in reality they are more specialist pieces with distinct advantages and disadvantages. Some people end up loving them. Some people end up not using them.
TomS
1/01/2013
2:04:53 PM
Ooops, just realised I never added any pictures...



TomS
5/01/2013
11:05:02 AM
Also up on ebay at the moment... minimum bid $300 so someone might get them super cheap.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Omega-pacific-link-cams-full-set-/121046008060?pt=AU_Climbing_Equipment&hash=item1c2ee780fc&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_1215
Wendy
5/01/2013
12:41:00 PM
I think you should go out and climb on them a bit more! They are great cams, and I don't think they are really specialist. I take them up virtually everything these days, even leaving my camalots behind sometimes. They aren't quite the desperate plug piece they are promoted as, because you do need to be careful to angle them for the direction of fall, avoid anything potentially levering on the lobes like placements in pockets and extend them when necessary because they can walk in a long way. That's not even as complicated as it sounds, and I've used them extensively around here, the Gramps, at Frog, Buffalo, Moonarie, the Creek, the Valley, Squamish - i've not found a crag I thought they were problematic to use at.

If you really really insist on selling them, i might be interested in the red - it's the only one i don't have 2 of.
TomS
7/01/2013
2:29:26 PM
Well thanks for the input everyone but they sold on ebay, so hopefully the next owner will have more confidence in them.

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