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xadmx


Apr 2, 2012, 12:38 AM
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hi
i have been given some gear the only problem its all not been used for 20 years and sitting in a backpack. it all looks good condition the guy who owned it is my gfs dad so i no he looked after it, but iam not sure if its ok to use, what do you think i should do.
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short answer:
Soft goods, including cam/hex slings and dogbones, go in the trash (or some other non-safety related use)
The metal gear *looks* fine. Assuming it looks as good irl as it does in the picture, I would probably use it.

long answer:
metal doesn't degrade significantly over time, nylon does.
For example, a direct quote from the Black Diamond Dogbone/Runner instruction sheet (bolding mine):
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The maximum lifespan of Black Diamond sewn slings is up to 10 years from the date of manufacture (even if unused and properly stored).


USnavy


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sbaclimber wrote:
short answer:
Soft goods, including cam/hex slings and dogbones, go in the trash
No, they should go to me, where I can pull test them and tell the OP definitively weather they actually were safe or not. Smile

But yes, the biners and metal stuff is fine. The slings, although likely safe, should be discarded just in case as nylon does have a lifespan.

The cams and hexes dont need to go in the trash, you can send them to BD or Yates and they can resling them for you. That assumes its worth the time and money for them. I also find it hard to believe that Power Cam is 20 years old, it has a Dyneema sling! Was Metolious even using Dyneema that long ago?


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xadmx


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USnavy wrote:
sbaclimber wrote:
short answer:
Soft goods, including cam/hex slings and dogbones, go in the trash
No, they should go to me, where I can pull test them and tell the OP definitively weather they actually were safe or not. Smile

But yes, the biners and metal stuff is fine. The slings, although likely safe, should be discarded just in case as nylon does have a lifespan.

The cams and hexes dont need to go in the trash, you can send them to BD or Yates and they can resling them for you. That assumes its worth the time and money for them. I also find it hard to believe that Power Cam is 20 years old, it has a Dyneema sling! Was Metolious even using Dyneema that long ago?

thanks for the replys. the cam is a (quadcam no3 by hb wales) and the sling feels like a tube so i think its nylon ?.
most of the slings are hb wales and a couple are blue water ones.
nuts are 1-6 wild country 3 dmm and one wild country no 8. most of the binners are hb wales and a couple of dmm.
adam

i would be interested in pull testing them if you can.
adam


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granite_grrl


Apr 2, 2012, 9:41 AM
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It's be a shame to toss all those soft goods into the trash. That's some vintage shit there, yo's!


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Those slings are perfect for backcountry rap stations. Do not throw them away, but rather find someone - like me - who goes through more webbing than they care to each summer. (I'll pay shipping!)

As for you're gf's dad as a climber...I don't know how to put this politely, but judging from the improperly threaded hex, he may have been a gumbie.

As for the HB camming unit, yes, they were slung with Dyneema 20 years ago.

M.


yves


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Double fisherman for the Hex, at least this is what I see ... What is wrong with that ?


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xadmx wrote:
hi
i have been given some gear the only problem its all not been used for 20 years and sitting in a backpack. it all looks good condition the guy who owned it is my gfs dad so i no he looked after it, but iam not sure if its ok to use, what do you think i should do.
thanks

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6pacfershur


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yves wrote:
Double fisherman for the Hex, at least this is what I see ... What is wrong with that ?

looks like the hex is threaded upside down....


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6pacfershur wrote:
yves wrote:
Double fisherman for the Hex, at least this is what I see ... What is wrong with that ?

looks like the hex is threaded upside down....

LOL! Clearly!


abrock5


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Depends...does her dad like you? He may be trying to get you out of the picture with some faulty gear. Just a thought...

Anyway, what others have said. It's probably good, but I would be wary trusting the soft stuff. Everything metal should be inspected closely, but it's probably good.


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