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Jul 23, 2010, 2:34 PM
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DMM Recall #6 Dragon Cam
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See Details below:

This only effects the #6 Sized Dragon Cam


http://www.dmmclimbing.com/...nid=315&ngroup=1


This is From the Gripped Site as the DMM link appears not to be working (at least for me) at this moment:





Edit 1:
Mods, didn't see another thread on this so make this sticky if you can.

Edit 2:
I had an opportunity to see 2 of the effected units about an hour ago. On effected units the issue visually easy to spot, simply look at the Axel housing adjacent to the the cable termination.

Edit 3: Props to DMM for getting on this ASAP, apparently they are acting quite fast on this.


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Microfractures... they do exist! Shocked


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hafilax wrote:
Microfractures... they do exist! Shocked

These are more macro than micro. They are visible, and the issue appears to be due to a bad run of Bar stock. The #6 was manufactured with 2 different orders of barstock, only one appears to be effected, and DMM is claiming they are already sending samples to independent labs. Hopefully they will start speaking up publicly on the forums soon, as far as I know in the Canadian market the information was only released late this morning.


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Well now, thats not a good way to start the introduction of a new product.


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I'm glad I only bought up to size 5


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Argh.

I'm going to have to go exchange mine.


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So I just got a call from rock and snow in new paltz, reminding me that I got one of these and making sure I knew about the recall. What classy service. Further proof that rock and snow is one of the best shops out there.


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Thanks Aric.


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Regardless of this issue, I dislike that folks have gotten away from using sizes based on inches. The wild country #4 was 4 inches. While the #6 DMM is about a #4 Camalot. [/whine]


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billcoe_ wrote:
Regardless of this issue, I dislike that folks have gotten away from using sizes based on inches. The wild country #4 was 4 inches. While the #6 DMM is about a #4 Camalot. [/whine]

Fuck imperial units!

SI units or nothing!


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I think we should all be given the option to look at who rated our posts. It's a lot more effective a deterrent to know that someone intelligent thought your post was shit than just some random USnoob. Although opinions are like arseholes...


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davidnn5 wrote:
I think we should all be given the option to look at who rated our posts. It's a lot more effective a deterrent to know that someone intelligent thought your post was shit than just some random USnoob. Although opinions are like arseholes...

+1


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moose_droppings wrote:
davidnn5 wrote:
I think we should all be given the option to look at who rated our posts. It's a lot more effective a deterrent to know that someone intelligent thought your post was shit than just some random USnoob. Although opinions are like arseholes...

+1

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T tried Dragon cams on Friday. They look well but are comletely unhandy because of their loopless form. I can not imagine putting them with one hand hanging.

The good side could be that 13.5 percent angle - this could be easier to remove it. Does somebody have view over that gear in practice about it's security. Does it really this angle keeps the same area like if it was an ordinary one.


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stoyanoff wrote:
T tried Dragon cams on Friday. They look well but are comletely unhandy because of their loopless form. I can not imagine putting them with one hand hanging.

The good side could be that 13.5 percent angle - this could be easier to remove it. Does somebody have view over that gear in practice about it's security. Does it really this angle keeps the same area like if it was an ordinary one.

huh?! what?
stoyanoff wrote:
T tried Dragon cams on Friday.
who is "T"? or did you mean "I"?
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"I" tried Dragon cams on Friday. I can not imagine putting them with one hand hanging.
so did you try them out or not?!
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- this could be easier to remove it.
so did you try them out or not?!Unsure


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jeepnphreak wrote:
Well now, thats not a good way to start the introduction of a new product.

No, but it's a good way to handle a defective product.


stoyanoff


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hey, relax. Too much anger leads nowhere.

I tried in a store. There is much more difficult to handle a gear to a real place. In my opinion DMM lost the chance to better BD's C4. Loop really helps to man.

Meanwhile my main asking was what do you appreciate this 13.5 angle. It sounds reasonable to cover the same range as an ordinary friend. But what about security. Could this 13.5 angle holding be as strong


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scrapedape wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Well now, thats not a good way to start the introduction of a new product.

No, but it's a good way to handle a defective product.

It seems to me that a problem was identified and they addressed the problem honestly, quickly, and effectively. There is no evidence whatsoever that DMM was to blame for a bad batch of bar stock, since they presumably buy the bar stock from other sources.


This is the standard to which all climbing manufacturers should be held. Bravo to DMM!


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shoo wrote:
scrapedape wrote:
jeepnphreak wrote:
Well now, thats not a good way to start the introduction of a new product.

No, but it's a good way to handle a defective product.

It seems to me that a problem was identified and they addressed the problem honestly, quickly, and effectively. There is no evidence whatsoever that DMM was to blame for a bad batch of bar stock, since they presumably buy the bar stock from other sources.


This is the standard to which all climbing manufacturers should be held. Bravo to DMM!

They do source out the raw materials, as does every manufacturer. Materials are ordered to their specs or ordered (as is the case here) at a certain standard spec. (ie, 1"x1.5" T6061 Aluminum bar stock).

The fact that DMM is recalling not just the affected lot, but also the unaffected #6 units shows a great level of responsibility and eliminates the cross contamination potential.

DMM is responding in a very timely fashion on this one. Props to them.


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stoyanoff wrote:
T tried Dragon cams on Friday. They look well but are comletely unhandy because of their loopless form. I can not imagine putting them with one hand hanging.

The good side could be that 13.5 percent angle - this could be easier to remove it. Does somebody have view over that gear in practice about it's security. Does it really this angle keeps the same area like if it was an ordinary one.

They are completely handy to me because of their loopless form. It makes it easier for the palm-trigger technique, which I like doing a lot.


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adatesman wrote:
Seriously USn00b, stooping to 1 starring a post saying that a manufacturer recall has been made sticky? I mean, stalking/harrassing me here on RC and on FB is one thing, but this??

Time to grow up. Crazy

As big a moran as the USn00b is, if you're running that signature you've got to expect that sort of thing.


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kjaking wrote:
stoyanoff wrote:
T tried Dragon cams on Friday. They look well but are comletely unhandy because of their loopless form. I can not imagine putting them with one hand hanging.

The good side could be that 13.5 percent angle - this could be easier to remove it. Does somebody have view over that gear in practice about it's security. Does it really this angle keeps the same area like if it was an ordinary one.

They are completely handy to me because of their loopless form. It makes it easier for the palm-trigger technique, which I like doing a lot.

OK, this is off topic for the purpose of this thread, but I will chime in on the subject then propose that it is taken into it's own thread.

Honestly, the difference between looped and loopless cams is marginal and opinionated at best. Period. It comes down to personal preference, and to be honest the new DMM Dragons are likely the most user friendly loopless cams to ever hit the market. If you can't place a cam without a loop... on lead... on a climb at your level of competency... Well, lets just say, perhaps you should put a little more mileage on your trad climbing (and a little less focus on the gym and sport wanking).

OK, now that I've said my peace, I would ask that this thread be kept for the purposes of the recall on the #6 DMM Dragon and that a new thread be started for the discussion of the Pro's con's of looped vs. loopless cams.


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