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Aug 15, 2006, 11:21 PM
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Anyone have any idea why BD stoppers come in 6 colors, while their hexes come in only 3? I think it would be much easier to keep track if they used the same color system. And besides, a purple hex would be pretty fricken cool!


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only a guess, but it's prolly cos the hexes range in size so much more than the nuts.

the difference between a number the smaller red hex and the next red hex up from that--which is three whole sizes bigger--is gonna be enough(i hope) that you don't go to place the wrong one.


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I wonder how the old timers ever kept things organized with all their hardware one simple color, aluminum. I mean, it must have been so hard to look at a stopper, or a cam and get the right size, with out all those colors to help you. Does anyone else realize what a nasty chemical process is required to make all your gear so pretty and color coded so you can match your prana pants and tight sport climbing shoes? Dirt baggers of the world unite, tell the companies to bring back the aluminum!


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Its all about marketing.

EVERYONE is going to color coding their gear. Noobs dig the colors and are more than happy to shell out the bucks for them.

I'll have to admit, colors on cams help, but on nuts it isn't as effective

Hell, even look at harness'. no one is happy with a plain ole black harness. BD is putting out red, yellow and blue ones now


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I wonder how the old timers ever kept things organized with all their hardware one simple color, aluminum. I mean, it must have been so hard to look at a stopper, or a cam and get the right size, with out all those colors to help you. Does anyone else realize what a nasty chemical process is required to make all your gear so pretty and color coded so you can match your prana pants and tight sport climbing shoes? Dirt baggers of the world unite, tell the companies to bring back the aluminum!

Colored rope. Back then people knew how to tie knots as well.


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I like the low key neon pink and green ropes, there so hot right now.... :lol:


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I guess I should consider myself lucky to have started leading on a used set of friends and a new set of bd stoppers, preanodinized crap. My friends did not have any slings, so I just bought a few sections of different colored webbing. Worked fine for my first five years. And I for one would be happy with a black harness. Guess I have no sense of style, just climb to climb, could care less what matches what.


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I'm new to the sport, only been climbing for a couple of years. Was just playing with my rack and had the question hit me...

I learn on a pre annodized rack...the only thing the colors do is confuse me. Except with cams, then I can say Ohhhh...my red TCU would fit there.


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