/ Size 5 or 6 DMM Dragon for Grit?
What size Dragons are you getting? I've got the same DMM 4CU set and looked at filling my range in but the Dragons only come in full sizes, so have looked at the Demons to fill in as they come in the half sizes.
But... Isn't part of the point of double axle Dragons, that they have greater expansion ranges than single axle cams, such as Demons, and hence there is no need for the half sizes?
Yeah, bigger expansion range, but still only one unit, and if supplementing a few cams already thought it makes more sense to get units that fit between ones I already have.
The Dragons use a completely different numbering system to Demons/4CUs - a Dragon 5 is similar to a Demon/4CU 3.5
For a full size comparison, see here:
Thanks, that's useful.
I got a 6 dragon because it goes a bit bigger than a size 4 4cu, very useful if you like wide cracks, but gets left at the bottom of slabs and thinner cracks. I'm now looking for the best small dragon to add to my 4cu's, one that will get me out of trouble when I need to get a cam in and go without having to get the perfect size, any ideas?
I replaced 4CUs with Dragons 1-4, but bearing in mind cost and especially weight, I bought DMM Demon cams in size 3.5 & 4 instead of Dragons 5/6. [Both were recently available at the stunning price of £32.50 from Rock+Run, unfortunately the price must have been too good, in that when I checked today the size 4 is now sold out, although size 3.5 is still in stock - http://www.rockrun.com/products/DMM-Demon-Cam-Size-3.5.html ]
However, if I wanted maximum expansion range and I was less concerned about cost and weight I would also have considered a Metolius Supercam in medium or large.
Whatever you do with exact sizes of gear, sometime it will always seem the wrong decision, but in reality there isn't a massive difference between the two adjacent sizes in Dragons or any of the other cams.
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