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Born from a heart-to-heart with our top trad-climbing BD Athletes Hazel Findlay, Carlo Traversi, Sam Elias, and Babsi Zangerl, the Camalot Z4 is the realization of a dream: to have a single-stem cam that stays rigid in-hand, but flexes once placed. Behold—the patent-pending RigidFlex stem.
Thanks to the independently floating trigger wires the Camalot Z4 doesn't bend while under tension and retracted, but once placed allows the stem to move, ensuring a placement that stays put and doesn't walk when pulled directionally. The stem on the larger sizes also utilizes dual twisted cable construction which provides uniform flex in all directions, while single cable construction is implemented on smaller sizes to avoid buckling when pulling hard on the trigger and to reduce trigger profile.
Featuring a similar head-width as our old Camalot C3 design, but with 4 lobes that are sandblasted for better holding power, the Z4's are not only an upgrade, but are also available is smaller sizes—starting from #0, our smallest cam ever made, and ranging to .75, allowing you to dial in the rack, whether you're gunning for a tips crack in the desert, or going light and fast in the Bugs.
RigidFlex stem stays rigid in-hand for easy placement, but flexes once placed to reduce walking
Dual twisted cable construction for uniform flex on larger sizes; single cable construction on smaller sizes to avoid buckling and reduce trigger profile
Narrow head width for tight placements
Sandblasted lobes for better holding power
Lightweight yet durable Dynex sling with a unique color scheme for easy identification from other Camalots
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Product News at UKC presents climbing, walking and mountaineering equipment posts that will be of interest to our readers. Please feel free to comment about the post and products on the associated thread.