Reviews for C.A.M.P. Ball Nuts
Average Rating : 4.57 out of 5
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Yet no falls taken
Review by: tichy, 2007-09-11
Nor I'm planning to, however I do like the design and I do find them extremely quick to place on very thin crags or crags on any overhaning bit or roof. Speciality piece perhaps but sometimes where choise is no protection or very bad nut placements, I do favor these. They may be bit harder to remove once weighted but I have no experience yet on that aspect.
Overall, they could be slightly cheaper but they do perform very well.
Review by: blake_wrinn, 2006-06-10
a wonderful addition to any trad rack! some of the coolest protection available. removable with the simple pull of a trigger. best when used by a person who knows how to set original nuts and stoppers well.
Review by: baja_java, 2005-09-04
have the #1 blue and #2 red, the better option for parallel placements at those sizes
Review by: forkliftdaddy, 2004-10-29
Very good gear, the Ballnuts can be a bit hard to use when you're in a hurry. These fit in slightly flared cracks like nothing else. Took a 12-15 footer on one in a bottoming, flared finger crack and it held great.
Review by: healyje, 2004-08-23
I disagree with the idea these are only for experience trad leaders, just be careful placing them to insure the ball is indeed engaged correctly; they are not something you want to just shove in a crack blind like a regular cam, but rather need to be placed more like a nut.
These units are fabulous in pretty much any orientation and I've taken and cleaned lots of leader falls with them and never had one pop or had any trouble cleaning them - quite the contrary, they come right out after multiple falls. I now have 10 of them and feel naked without at least a couple on my rack.
My main complaint with the Camp version compared with the Lowe is they have shortened the length from springbar to the tip which was a very bad decision.
One mod: on the smallest three I heat the lower plastic tubing real good and squash it flat as it is wider than the actual piece and is a hassle in thin cracks.