/ Best quickdraws to buy?
Just wondering if anybody has any recommendations on what quickdraws to buy? Doesn't matter if they're older quickdraws or a brand new release! Any recommendations would be helpful!
Oh and I personally prefer solid gates, not a great fan of wire gates!
For sport routes and good value
I've got a few of those in Blue Stragglers link , nice draws bargain price. I've got 8 x Petzl spirits too expensive but nice fat slings on them . Thinking of adding some DMM Alphas to the rack when it warms up as well .
DMM alpha sport draws are probably what you want. The petzl spirits/express ones are as good (some would say better) but they ain't made in the UK. The new DMM ones are, and are real nice, chunky and surprisingly light. A touch cheaper too. These generally are the two proper sport draws of choice. Though I do still love my retro mambas.
> I've got a few of those in Blue Stragglers link
Weirdly the individual price at the moment works out cheaper than their 5-pack deal!
Petzl Spirits seem to be the "connoisseur" choice for sports due to the broad extenders (so for scary redpointing you can click and "grab") but the Orbits aren't bad for this and (when on offer) are about 40% (or lower) of the price of Spirits, and I don't think there's really anything in between!
If price is immaterial then I guess Spirits are the ones to go for.
Fair enough but can I ask why? I think they handle quite nicely. But I am a cheapskate too so I guess I am biased toward them because I can buy them without guilt (I seem to like CAMP gear in general though)
The Camp draws were on offer at GO for £26 for 5! But they wouldn't post.
The info I got was that they were to be discontinued.
If you are certain you want 'fat' Petzl Express slings for sport climbing, then Rock & Run have them at £3 each http://www.rockrun.com/products/Petzl-Express-Quickdraw-Sling-11cm-%26-17cm.html
The two above would give you great sport draws at £12 each (on less if you recoup some money selling the skinny slings on here or ebay).
That is still far cheaper than Petzl Spirit quickdraws or the latest DMM Alphas.
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