The Black Diamond HotWire® is the karabiner that started the wiregate revolution. Now redesigned and hot forged at Black Diamond’s Salt Lake City facility, the HotWire is 20% lighter with a larger rope-bearing surface and improved nose angle for easier clipping.
In reply to UKC Gear: 14 years without needing a redesign and still selling well is pretty impressive - a testament to what a bloody good bit of engineering the originals are. I was using some of mine last night sport climbing for the first time in some months and they really are superb krabs.
What other products have remained unchanged for that long? My partner last night was wearing Sportiva Mythos - I think that model is now 20 years old.