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Reviews by possum2082 (2)

MaxCams™ (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.07/5 Average Rating : 4.07/5

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max cam! 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: possum2082, 2009-12-17

i've been climbing on a set of these (with my c4s) for about a year now. i lead 5.8 trad. the action is smooth. i love the doubled supertape. expansion beats that of bd. the colors and numbers are bd labeled making mixing with your c4s perfect. they're pretty light, too.

the only con i see so far is the placement. it can't be that deep of a placement and sometimes, on really sharp dihedrals, you might not be able to get the optimum angle. This is all described wonderfully on tango's website with videos from malcolm.

Flex Cams popular Average Rating = 3.79/5 Average Rating : 3.79/5

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new trango flex cams 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: possum2082, 2008-11-25

I just bought my second set of trango flex cams. I have to admit that I bought them on price. I got my first set for 37/cam and my second for 26/cam new. I assumed that because they were bargain priced cams, the weight would be horrible. I was wrong. I don't feel weighted down when I'm up on a crack trying to plug pro. the 8 and 9 have not walked on me like so many people claim. the stems are a little too flexy, but they've been fine. besides, where can you get a 4.3 inch cam for less than $30. the springs are different for each cam. some I like some I hate. the springs are so stiff on the smallest cams that when you pull the trigger, the shaft starts to flex under the weight. this can be annoying if you are trying to plug it into a finger crack as it won't fit sometimes. overall, they've been fine and do exactly what they were made to do.

pros: price, price, price!

cons: too much flex in small and big cams, variance in spring pressure