Review by: pmw, 2006-12-09
for quite a long time, i was stuck to the common continental-european belief that hexes are obsolete as we now have cams. for some reason i do not know, i decided to buy a set of these (i already had the number 7, but rarely used it) last year. since then, they have become - apart from wires - my most-used piece of gear. in fact they have almost entirely replaced my cams on limestone climbs, as there are always bomber placements for hexes, whereas cams often seem to be much less than perfect. though i really like them, they only get a 4 from me. that has two reasons: 1. the anodizing is ugly. 2. they should make two bigger sizes. there are so much routes in the alps, where a # 11 rockcentric could separate you from nirvana in case of a fall. sure you can use bd's or camp's # 11. but these pieces are much lighter and above all much more stable due to their curve design. maybe one should tell wc.