Wild Country New Big Friends 5 + 6 In Store Now

WideBoy Tom Randall shows off his Big Friend rack for the USA trip...
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Hitting the stores early in the UK and USA (and making great Xmas presents by the way!!) the first of Wild Country's 2012 offerings, Big Friends, are set to be big news and big sellers. Wild Country's new Big Friends consist of Friends 5 and 6 and take the overall range of the Friends offered by Wild Country - starting with Zero Friends, through to Helium Friends - from a miniscule 5.5mm to a whopping 197mm - the largest range offered by a single manufacturer.

Currently making big news as the choice of the WideBoyz, Wild Country's awesome crack team who are devouring the states' wide cracks, the Friends 5 and 6 are solid, reliable and certainly very well tested...

And although offwidths may not be everyone's cup of tea, when you're arm deep in one with no alternative gear the last thing you need is to be above a flimsy cam which walks or rotates as you make your move. So, built to perform, these burly units have a reassuring feel and a satisfying solidity when placed meaning they don't move easily; leaving you to concentrate on the climbing above not wondering what's happening below.

As Tom Randall says:

"One of the best things about the large Friends (5 & 6) is that they're wide enough to create a really stable base. This is massively important when using them tipped out - I'd happily trust a big friend all the way to its limit."

"And there's no other big camming device on the market that inspires as much confidence when upside down in a 5.14 offwidth and the the action on the larger friends is always reassuring smooth, so you know you can concentrate 100% on the climbing."

  • Read all about Big Friends, see all the features and watch the video here
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  • Read all about Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker - the WideBoyz - here
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  • Download the new 2012 Wild Country catalogue here
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Who's the daddy?? The new Friends 6 is the most stable and secure big unit on the market..., 38 kb
Who's the daddy?? The new Friends 6 is the most stable and secure big unit on the market...
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The Friend 5 is equally solid and secure..., 35 kb
The Friend 5 is equally solid and secure...
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Pete Whittaker hitting the wides with his Friend 6....
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