/ How good do you think this gear is?

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AndrewW - on 13 Jul 2013
Came across this picture:

http://www.cyprusrocks.eu/images/cam_and_hex.jpg

How good would you say this gear is?
Oceanrower - on 13 Jul 2013
In reply to AndrewW: Stacking nuts and hexes isn't unknown so it might work.

Definitely better than nothing!
James90 - on 13 Jul 2013
In reply to AndrewW:

this seems to get reposted on ukc every 6 months.
ERH - on 13 Jul 2013
In reply to AndrewW:

Might work if the cam is the first one loaded, if the hex gets loaded first it'll rock on the springs of the cam and the cam will pop out
Si dH - on 13 Jul 2013
In reply to AndrewW:
Would love to see someone trying to place it while hanging out of an offwidth on lead!
Agree about needing to load the cam first, but even then im not confident as I think th hex could pop out upwards - needs a constriction in both directions. A parallel sided hex would work better.
needvert on 13 Jul 2013
In reply to AndrewW:

I feel more validated in my purchase of a c4 5!
highclimber - on 13 Jul 2013
In reply to AndrewW: As above, you need to make sure you clipped the cam, not the hex. but it should work unless the force is so big it crushed the hex, which is a distinct possibility as cams exert a bigger force outwards than the force applied downwards.
needvert on 13 Jul 2013
In reply to AndrewW:

(I reckon the hex might roll when the cam is loaded, ergo it all falls out.)
AndrewW - on 13 Jul 2013
In reply to James90:
> (In reply to AndrewW)
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> this seems to get reposted on ukc every 6 months.

Does it? I don't necessarily follow every thread. Don't suppose you have a link to one of them (a quick forum search didn't reveal anything)?

Thanks.

Si dH - on 13 Jul 2013
In reply to highclimber:
I'm fairly confident the cam sling would break before you crushed the hex...
Orgsm on 13 Jul 2013
In reply to AndrewW:

Better than nowt

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