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kfc6936


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whats the best site on price that yall found for cams n nuts


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That's where will e coyote buys all his climbing gear.
Good place.


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All the websites I've seen are only selling sport climbing cams and nuts.


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http://dailyclimber.com occaisionally has screaming deals on cams, but you gotta watch the site pretty regularly.


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ja1484 wrote:
All the websites I've seen are only selling sport climbing cams and nuts.

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ja1484 wrote:
All the websites I've seen are only selling sport climbing cams and nuts.

Crazy?


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If you visit http://www.spadout.com/, you'll find comparisons between various online retailers. However, this is for individual items. Many sites will have sets of gear or packages for a discount. Some companies also have discounts if you buy X many cams, biners, etc. One of my favorite online retailers is http:www.gearexpress.com. While I prefer to shop at the local brick and mortar store, I've had a good experience buying gear my local shop hasn't had in stock.

Speaking of brick and mortar, you may find that your local shop (or even big-box outdoor store) has regular sales. If I'm willing to wait, I know I can get 20% off most items at least a few times a year.

Be careful if you're looking at package deals. In many cases, the savings are fairly limited and you may be getting some items you don't need. Always take time to look around and see if you could put together something comparable for a better deal.


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binrat wrote:
ja1484 wrote:
All the websites I've seen are only selling sport climbing cams and nuts.

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Even if it was a joke...it was a good oneBlush


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good tip on dailyclimber - but it leads me to a question:

Today on the site, they are selling this thing:

I am sure that they don't make these any more (I've never seen one at the crag...)
So, these units have to be 10 years old -- right?
I don't want to get in an argument about nylon degradation or free radicals or something technical -- but, like WTF man? My asshole would be so puckered above this weird shit any how.. 'the horor, the horor...'
Anyways, I thought that point would be more interesting than linking MountainGear or something

Oh, and about gear, The OP should probably talk to a J-Tree climber, I hear those guys are just giving the shit away... Tongue


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fulton wrote:
good tip on dailyclimber - but it leads me to a question:

Today on the site, they are selling this thing:

I am sure that they don't make these any more (I've never seen one at the crag...)
So, these units have to be 10 years old -- right?
I don't want to get in an argument about nylon degradation or free radicals or something technical -- but, like WTF man? My asshole would be so puckered above this weird shit any how.. 'the horor, the horor...'
Anyways, I thought that point would be more interesting than linking MountainGear or something

Oh, and about gear, The OP should probably talk to a J-Tree climber, I hear those guys are just giving the shit away... Tongue

They are still making them. They're called the Frog, by kong. Pretty nifty actually. I've used them a few times, but dont own any of my own. Always think about getting a couple, but then when I actually have money to spend on climbing gear, I forget.

You just open them up, and they stay open, then push and click! Closed. They're solid, too. Mostly see em in europe (european shops anyways).

--Andy P


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fulton wrote:
...So, these units have to be 10 years old -- right?...

In dog years, maybe. I never saw one before late 2005, and I'm pretty sure that's when they first came out.


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Yeah, these are brand new and recently manufactured. I spoke to the owner just a little bit ago, he says he's getting these directly from a supplier that rotates it's gear very often. So it's not like they've been sitting around in DailyClimber's wharehouse for yearsTongue

I don't own the frog but it is an interesting idea. At least it's made by a good company.


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fulton wrote:
[image]http://dailyclimber.com/system/assets/product_images/0000/0143/kngfrg.jpg?1195101898[/image]


Kong website wrote:

"Frog": a daring idea has now a shape

With an innovating approach, that characterizes KONG, comes out Frog, a revolutionary directional connector, provided with an automatic clamping that takes place touching the anchor point.


Produced after a hard design in collaboration with Politecnico of Milan, Frog is a totally new connector, both in the appearance and in the mechanism.

Frog makes obsolete the concept of a carabiner thought as a "hook".


The insertion is extraordinary quick and safe, even in "far" anchor points, not easy to be reached with standard connectors.

errr...

Well, my first thought is about how much it would weigh! In the days of super-light draws for projects you are trying to redpoint I reckon the weight thing added to the obvious need to unclip the rope end from your loop, rotate it so you can clip the frog end to the bolt may be more work than it's worth.

Not sure I'd want to use it on natural gear either, it looks like all kinds of snagging trouble to me.

Imagine getting something else caught in the bitey bitey auto closing teeth by accident too! Shocked

Cheers

Adam


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The frog is meant to be used on bolts that are to far to reach and clip normally, you would probably only ever carry one, and would not use them on gear...

j-


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mushroomsamba wrote:
ja1484 wrote:
All the websites I've seen are only selling sport climbing cams and nuts.

Crazy?
lol, this IS the "beginner's" forum...


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gordo wrote:
binrat wrote:
ja1484 wrote:
All the websites I've seen are only selling sport climbing cams and nuts.

PricelessShocked

Even if it was a joke...it was a good oneBlush
Obviously a joke, as he has over 1000 posts...


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pwscottiv wrote:
gordo wrote:
binrat wrote:
ja1484 wrote:
All the websites I've seen are only selling sport climbing cams and nuts.

PricelessShocked

Even if it was a joke...it was a good oneBlush
Obviously a joke, as he has over 1000 posts...
That's not a joke.


ja1484


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pwscottiv wrote:
gordo wrote:
binrat wrote:
ja1484 wrote:
All the websites I've seen are only selling sport climbing cams and nuts.

PricelessShocked

Even if it was a joke...it was a good oneBlush
Obviously a joke, as he has over 1000 posts...


If you even have to wonder whether or not it's a joke, you need your head checked.


pwscottiv


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epoch wrote:
pwscottiv wrote:
gordo wrote:
binrat wrote:
ja1484 wrote:
All the websites I've seen are only selling sport climbing cams and nuts.

PricelessShocked

Even if it was a joke...it was a good oneBlush
Obviously a joke, as he has over 1000 posts...
That's not a joke.
heh, what's not a joke? You're saying that he wasn't actually joking?Crazy Or do you agree with him?CrazyCrazyAngelicLaughLaughLaughlol


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pwscottiv wrote:
epoch wrote:
pwscottiv wrote:
gordo wrote:
binrat wrote:
ja1484 wrote:
All the websites I've seen are only selling sport climbing cams and nuts.

PricelessShocked

Even if it was a joke...it was a good oneBlush
Obviously a joke, as he has over 1000 posts...
That's not a joke.
heh, what's not a joke? You're saying that he wasn't actually joking?Crazy Or do you agree with him?CrazyCrazyAngelicLaughLaughLaughlol
I was only reinforcing your statement pertaining to the fact that he had >1000 posts. By that logic, anyone with more posts than he should be believed regardless of their actual knowledge of the subject...


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lol


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so i'm confused... where do we get the sport climbing nuts? i don't have any good ones anymore.
Unsure


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chilli wrote:
so i'm confused... where do we get the sport climbing nuts? i don't have any good ones anymore.
Unsure


Yeah I had to retire all mine because I dropped em from shoulder height (you know...microfractures) and I'm having trouble finding a new set.


chilli


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yikes! that sux. i've heard that microfractures from that kind of drop are the number one reason for spontaneous and catastrophic explosions of gear.
my girlfriend borrowed my sport climbing nuts, and i haven't seen them since.Frown

sorry to hijack, kfc. do a search, and you let ME know when you find affordable gear.


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