/ Worn slings on hexes

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Firestarter on 30 Sep 2013
I have a couple of hexes with worn/furry slings - is it okay to replace them with cord or should I buy new hexes? I have some 5mm cord I use for Prusiks?
lithos on 30 Sep 2013
In reply to Firestarter:

yes.

fatest cord you can get through them, 6/7/8mm with a double fishermans knot.
Jordon Fleming - on 30 Sep 2013
In reply to Firestarter: you can either replace them with cord or some places offer sling replacing. Think dmm do, both methods work but slings are stronger
jkarran - on 30 Sep 2013
In reply to Firestarter:

You could re-sling them on slings, either stitched dyneema or buy tubular tape by the meter.

jk
deepsoup - on 30 Sep 2013
In reply to Jordon Fleming:
I imagine in the UK that's a service that would only be available on the same pathetically risk-averse terms as cam re-slinging. (ie: they'll only do their own, and then only if they're not too old)

Chances are they'd need to be sent away to the US where, bizarrely, they're less worried about litigation:
https://www.mtntools.com/cat/rclimb/cams/mt_camresling.htm
nickcj - on 30 Sep 2013
In reply to Firestarter:

Have a look at the 5.5mm cord that Needlesports stock. It's great for re-slinging hexes.

You can fill the gap in larger holes by threading a bit of 7mm sheath over the 5.5mm cord which also offers a bit of extra protection.
CurlyStevo - on 30 Sep 2013
In reply to Jordon Fleming:
> (In reply to Firestarter) you can either replace them with cord or some places offer sling replacing. Think dmm do, both methods work but slings are stronger

No where in the UK reslings hexes (with sewn slings as per original)

Manufacturers are only allowed to do their own kit by EU law and AFAIK WC and DMM will only do cams. You can get them done in the states but I doubt it would be very cost effective.
In reply to Firestarter: 5mm cord is not strong enough. Use the thickest you can get through the hole or better 5.5mm Dyneema cord which will need tying with a triple fisherman's - about 1.1m/nut should be right.
needvert on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to CurlyStevo:

Sounds like DMM resling their torque nuts too:
http://dmmclimbing.com/about/servicing-repairs/
CurlyStevo - on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to needvert:
I stand corrected, wild country definitely do not (last time I checked anyways)

Does anyone know how much it costs to resling torque nuts?
Martin W on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to CurlyStevo: You obviously missed the bit on that link where it said: "Pricing for repairs/servicing can be found here."

http://dmmclimbing.com/documents/dmm_servicing_and_repair_pricing.pdf
In reply to needvert: I recently re-slung my own mamba quickdraws http://instagram.com/p/cBxILYrvNV/# because they are well over 10 years so can't be done by DMM. A shame they're not allowed to do older stuff because I'm sure the metal krabs themselves are absolutely fine.
Firestarter on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to Firestarter:

Thanks everyone - dyneema cord it will be!
Morgan Woods - on 01 Oct 2013
In reply to Firestarter:

How long have you been using them....i have slung cams from the 90's i still use. Post a pic....i suspect they are not as bad as you think.
andy.smythe - on 02 Oct 2013
In reply to CurlyStevo: DMM will re sling their torque nuts
machine - on 04 Oct 2013
In reply to Firestarter

I have just got 6 hex and a couple of cams re-slung by a company in the states called mountain tools. The cost for postage wasn't too bad and the cost for the re-sling was very reasonable. They have done quite a good job and it worked out much cheaper than purchasing new kit.
Andrew Mallinson - on 04 Oct 2013
In reply to machine:

...bizarre...I have been re-slinging my own hexes, moacs and other assorted bits of metal for 30+ years...why on earth do you need someone else, like a company, to do it for you? It costs me nowt but the rope, and I have NEVER had one fail on me....the world has gone mad.......
ANdy
needvert on 05 Oct 2013
In reply to Andrew Mallinson:

Chances are they'll do a better job more confidently.

That said I'd like to be able to sew slings.
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TimH - on 05 Oct 2013
In reply to Firestarter: It would be worth watching this http://dmmclimbing.com/knowledge/knotting-dyneema-vid/ before re-slinging with dyneema.

Personally I'd go with the thickest/strongest non-dyneema cord I could.


Tim

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