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Reviews by maldaly (2)

Ball Nutz Protection (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Protection: Active

Ball Nutz 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: maldaly, 2007-05-25

I want to clarify a couple of things in the above posts: First, to clean a Ball Nutz you need to tap upwards on the Ramp, not on the ball. Many people want to hit the ball (NPI) because that's what they see moving when the doo the syringe thing in the air. When a Ball Nutz is placed correctly, it's the ramp that moves and the ball stays fixed. Be careful with the #1 because it's thinner than most nut tools and can get fixed easily. Regarding inflight's cable comment, we use 1 x 7 or 1 x 9 standing rigging wire, this is the same stuff that's used in U-frame cams like Metolius. The 7 x 17 he refers to is used in wired nuts and won't work for Ball Nutz or U-frame cams because it's not stiff enough. If we made them from the 7 x 17 (and we have tried) they just buckle when you pull the trigger. The bad part about using standing rigging wire is that it does kink and crimp if it's pulled over a sharp edge. Keep that in mind when you place them.

Cinch Belay Device popular Average Rating = 4.24/5 Average Rating : 4.24/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: maldaly, 2006-07-24

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