New, Smaller Tri-cams

Posted by: Arms

New, Smaller Tri-cams - 04/02/08 01:06 PM

Has anyone purchased the .25 or .125 Tri-cams yet? If so, what do you think?

There have been numerous posts in the past on modifying Tri-cams to make smaller ones. I wonder how these will compare.

I ordered them but the .5 is on back order.

I did a quick search and apologize if I'm posting old news here.
Posted by: crackers

Re: New, Smaller Tri-cams - 04/02/08 02:20 PM

I've placed production prototype samples a few times in one day of climbing last summer. They seemed like tri-cams, only smaller. Much smaller. Like Tiny.

I have to admit I'm not a tri-cam guy, and I really don't have the skill set to give any real insight. Now hexes... ;\)
Posted by: Arms

Re: New, Smaller Tri-cams - 04/03/08 11:45 AM

My .125 came in yesterday. You're right, they're tiny! It's only about the size of a dime. I think I'm going to be more interested in using the .25. It's currently on backorder.
Posted by: crackers

Re: New, Smaller Tri-cams - 04/03/08 01:02 PM

Every time I read somebody saying "oh, I modded my small tricam, and it's gotta be the same size as the new one" I laugh uncontrollably.

The .25 is NOT all that much bigger than the .125! Or at least to my non-tricam accustomed brain, which as I wrote above is not the best judge of these things.
Posted by: J@son

Re: New, Smaller Tri-cams - 08/06/08 10:19 PM

I took a look at the .125 It doesn't look like it would be any more useful than a small hex, or nut.
Posted by: FiveTwo

Re: New, Smaller Tri-cams - 08/07/08 01:33 PM

Sorry if this has been posted previously, but I haven't been on this forum in a looooong time.

A potential issue with some units has been identified. Check out

http://www.neclimbs.com/smf_bbs/index.php?topic=4121.0
Posted by: gunkie

Re: New, Smaller Tri-cams - 08/14/08 01:40 PM

Sounds like great clean aid gear. I'd get the small ones just for mostly clean trade routes in the valley.
Posted by: chip

Re: New, Smaller Tri-cams - 08/14/08 07:16 PM

It seemed like all the harder, clean placements on Zion walls were tri-cams.
Posted by: Chas

Re: New, Smaller Tri-cams - 08/15/08 04:52 PM

 Originally Posted By: chip
It seemed like all the harder, clean placements on Zion walls were tri-cams.


Damn,

I thought they were finger tips only ;\)