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climbingcowboy


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I'm adding more ovals to my AID rack and saw the new BD wire gate ovals, any opinions? or should i just go with normal ovals and WHY?


I always liked the wire gates for my cams because their easier to use and dont bounce open like normal biners can.


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i just got the new BD ovals (wiregate) and i think they're awsome. Stong, light and really usefull. I havn't used them for aid but they get used a lot on my free rack.


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is anyone making keylock ovals??


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Keylock wires?!?


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In response to ginkdivad, Yes. Kong makes a keylock oval biner. I have about 10 of them for racking stuff. They are awsome if a tad on the heavy side.

As to the wiregate ovals, they look neat, but why? I don't find wiregates rack stuff as well as straigh gate biners in general unless you are only racking one piece per biner, and at that point, why use ovals at all? They eliminate the benefit ovals have for things like biner brakes and other fun rope tricks. They might make an oval biner easier to clip into, but again, if you are clipping it, why not use an asym D? They might work well for aid, I wouldn't know, unfortunately my aid experience is limited to emergencies.

Seems like a solution in search of a problem.


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I have about a half dozen of the new BD Ovalwires. As far as biners go, they're pretty nice. Light, stronger than a standard oval, and fairly cheap @ $6 per.

I have taken to using them to clip on the rope side of my trad leads. I like them mostly because I use ovals exclusively on trad, and they have the same footprint as a regular oval, so the clusterf**k on my rack is kept to a minimum.

I would say get a few and see if you like 'em. they are very light...like most wire gates.


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I also like the new BD oval wire. Nice gate clearance (more than the standard oval) and lighter. Bigger basket than the Omega Doval.

Kong goes make a keylock oval, but not a key lock wire oval. If someone made an oval like the DMM Wirelock, that would be the shiggy-diggy...if ya know what I mean.

Ed


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Thanks for the feed back guys, I think I'll pick myself up some and try um out.


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Hey guys, try the all new Owall, its a petzl oval that has keylock feature and a nice handy thumb grip on the gate. they work well with pully's and ya just can't beat the Petzl


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Hey guys, try the all new Owall, its a petzl oval that has keylock feature and a nice handy thumb grip on the gate. they work well with pully's and ya just can't beat the Petzl

Amen !


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