/ NEW REVIEW: DMM Baby Dragon Cams: Sizes 00 and 0
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=4791
How did the loopless thumb pad feel in use in comparison to the looped Heliums and Camalots?
It would be interesting to hear how these compare in size and quality to the Black Diamond C3s and Metolious 0/00.
I had 4 units of dragons a year ago, dmm told that 1/10 000 units has problems, so they were recalled, I checked mine and 3 of 4 had visible cracks in the metal-stem. Chance to that was like winning in lottery, after months of waiting i got them back, after sending multiple e-mails to everyone in DMM (all emails were unanswered).
Good job DMM!
and I didn't even get free biners for some compensation.
Also, how about a bit of abuse, jump up and down on them, mash them with a few rocks, see if that has any effect on their trigger wires/other aspects of performance. Obviously you can't get a perfect idea of long term wear and tear over a short review period but there's no harm subjecting them to a bit of the abuse they would normally receive from being sat on, thrown to the ground at the bottom or a rucksack, bent sharply over a lip during a fall, etc.
Is this a review or a commercial?
"Better than the other leading brands."
Couldn't agree more. For finger width cracks I swear by metolius 00/0/1 as I've fallen on them and they've always worked. They're small, fit well and feel good. No problems with the wired getting bent as they're Kevlar fibres or something. Very durable as all my gear takes a bashing as I tent to slide on my ass a lot on descents :-)
If the reviewer is sponsored by DMM, to get me to buy these he would have to convince me that the dragons offer the same real-world holding power and come in at a similar price or weight as what else is there on the market. So far the double sling is the only thing going for the dmms (a feature which I love by the way).
I'd be interested to read the explanation about the logic behind
strong springs = "resistant to being pulled out of slippy placements"
I must say the reveiw read like an advert...and dmm do a better job of advertising!
Come on we want to see a big lob onto one! After all that is the point of them.
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