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May 16, 2013, 9:55 PM

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Re: [Kartessa] X4 vs C4
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Kartessa wrote:
ACJ wrote:
Anyone feel like the X4 is a better general use cam than the C4?

After playing with them I'll admit they are cool but I don't think the price justifies the purchase. The C4's have done great for me over the last 8 years and I just don't see the gumby stem as being all that great. I can see it in horizontals but still think it will bend and kink if fallen on. As far as walking, I always extend my C4s so doubt there will be much difference.

Anyone else have thoughts?

If you've seen them, then you'll know they don't replace the c4s, their range is closer to the c3s, and the smallest c4s

Yep. They're intended to compete with Master Cams and the two or three Alien knockoffs that are floating around right now. That and to offer a solution to the longstanding weakness in BD's cam lineup, which has always been the small end.

Oh and my two cents on the OP's question... Yes, they are likely to be as useful, if not more so, than comprably sized C4's. There is a reason most folks suppliment the smaller end of their rack with TCU's or Master Cams or similar.

(This post was edited by notapplicable on May 16, 2013, 10:00 PM)

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