/ Number of Cams sold world wide

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design crisis - on 29 Apr 2012
Does anybody fancy guessing how many cams have been sold worldwide?

Jonny
Richard Carter - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to design crisis:

Hmmm... 22132?
needvert on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to design crisis:

I can confirm it's at least 8.
dale1968 - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to needvert: add another eight
thin bob on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to design crisis: eleventy hundred.
What prize do we get if we're correct?
thin bob on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to thin bob: tch, forgot those ones. Eleventy hundred and sixteen
Poco Loco - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to design crisis:

160032, did I win?
design crisis - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to dale1968:

How strange, I did some research about how much indevidual items of gear climbers have, and the average number of cams people owned was 9.
remus - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to design crisis: One way to estimate it might as follows. Estimate the total number of climbers in 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010 (assume people replace their cams roughly every 10 years). Add all those up and multiply by the fraction of climbers who have a trad rack. Times by 10 (assume 10 cams per rack).
dale1968 - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to design crisis: your right I do own Nine, not eight, apologies....
design crisis - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to remus:

I have the participation numbers for the UK and USA, struggling to find any for Mainland Europe, estimate a quarter have a rack, and the average number owned if 4, guess it should give a rough estimate.

2 million?
design crisis - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to dale1968:

Hmm do I hint sarcasm, just saying that the statistics are proving to be almost accurate.
dale1968 - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to design crisis: no I own nine, just forgot!
Ampthill - on 29 Apr 2012
I've only got 7 that are working

and 2 are retired

is that 9?

No idea on participation rates
Jasonic - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to design crisis: 7.. but 4 would be better.
alps-john on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to design crisis: At first I wasn't sure but then I thought about the League of Gentlemen and have settled on a very solid and definite twelve-tee cams sold.
Howardw1968 - on 29 Apr 2012
In reply to design crisis:

42.

everything



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