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towergod


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I don't know if anyone has made any posts on this or not so oh well. I was at the Ouray Ice fest this weekend and went buy omega's tent and saw a new bread i guess you could say of cams. It is almost like its 3 cams in one. starts out as about a 1 camalot then goes to a .75 then to like a .5 all this in one trigger pull. Any one else see this or heard of this. I could not take my eyes off of it. It was so complex at least for me


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Yes they do sound pretty shwanky. They are called Trango Maxcams and are so awesome that there are already several threads about them.

Check out this one... http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=44062&postdays=0&postorder=asc&topic_view=&start=0


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No these cams are brand new buy omega and the one they had was anly a prodotype. It had three different cam sizes on one stem so you would go from like a #1 camalot to a #.75 camalot then to a #.5 camalot all in one pull


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Both companies have a new mega-expansion cam. Both are very cool, both are very different.


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:D
I work for Omega Pacific, and was at Ouray Ice Fest this past week. After almost 2 years of development, we showed our new camming device called the "Link Cam" (Patent Pending, Trademark) there.

I can not say to much about it at this point, as the device is still in a prototype stage.

We set out to design a camming device that had the most camming range available, and remained functional. The result was the "Link Cam", a cam, with unique features that allow the cam to cover the expansion range of 4 "normal" cams.

The original idea came from Greg Lowe, who is on our Design Team. The idea has been worked on by all of our Engineers and Product Development Team.


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southernmtguide, is there any public info on these thangs? Website perhaps? Or still too early?


southernmtguide


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:D Sorry, but at this time we don't have any pictures of the "Link Cam's" ready to be published at this time.

Drop us a line at info@omegapac.com and request to be put on the "Link Cam" mailing list.


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:D Sorry, but at this time we don't have any pictures of the "Link Cam's" ready to be published at this time.

Drop us a line at info@omegapac.com and request to be put on the "Link Cam" mailing list.

Damnit people, hurry up!! :twisted: I love, nay worship OP...right along with Trango. Hot damn...new cams....I'm gonna be so poor for so long...I can se it now. I need to seek professional help I think.


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I was at a local nestors and there was an omega represenative or something there and he said they were going to come out with a new type of cam, i guess there out now, thats pretty cool i wanna see a picture of one.


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And here I am, starting to build my rack... Should I wait or should I get those Trango Flex cams now? All these new toys comming out... What's a boy to do? :lol:


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And here I am, starting to build my rack... Should I wait or should I get those Trango Flex cams now? All these new toys comming out... What's a boy to do? :lol:

Are you kidding me?!?! Buy them now, AND later. Sheesh....you wont understand until it's bitten you. Youll have no choice. They call to you, whisper sweet nothings in your ear....lick you...uhm..ok..sorry..I'll stop. I REALLY need to seek help. Gear is evil!! (maybe if I say it enough I'll start to believe it)


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And here I am, starting to build my rack... Should I wait or should I get those Trango Flex cams now? All these new toys comming out... What's a boy to do? :lol:

Don't bother with the flex cams, get camalot's. And Aliens.

I also saw this new cam from Omega Pacific. And Although it is truly an engineering marvel, the thing is damn heavy. They'll either have to find away to lighten it or it will suck.
Keep this in mind folks, you still need enough gear to protect yourself well. Sure this thing will cover the range of 3 cams- but you're not going to carry 3 cams instead of 9! (or whatever number you carry) So guess what? If you carry 9 of those bad boys you're uping the weight of your rack several pounds.
It's neat but probably not the "holy grail".
josh


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Don't bother with the flex cams, get camalot's. And Aliens.

Funny you should mention camalots. The big selling point from BD is their expansion range. But they are among the heaviest cams on the market.

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Keep this in mind folks, you still need enough gear to protect yourself well. Sure this thing will cover the range of 3 cams- but you're not going to carry 3 cams instead of 9! (or whatever number you carry) So guess what? If you carry 9 of those bad boys you're uping the weight of your rack several pounds.

The thing is, the new Trango maxcams will fit the placement of a comparable sized camalot, fit all of the next two sizes of camalot down, and still weigh less than said camalot. Or so I hear from folks that should know.

Whatd'yasaytaTHAT?

Me, I say they're worth a look, and kudos to Mr. Daly for bringing such innovations to us climbers on a commercial scale.

Brutus :)


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I knew someone was going to say something about the camalots.

It wasn't the Trango Max cams I was talking about. I saw them this weekend and thought they looked pretty darn good(eventhough I'll probably never buy them!)
I was talking about the Trango FLEX cams, which have a VERY limited range in my book, and are just plain funky.
The Trango MAX cams are quite innovative and may very well revoltionize caqm construction.
What I WAS talking about are the New cams from Omega Pacific. Which cover the range of probably 3? Like sized cams, but have ALOT of metal on them(and a TON of moving parts) and are WAY heavy.

Malcom Daly has been putting new and revolutionary ideas on the market for years and does deserve much thanks for this. Hell he even keeps his price's down! You just have to get over that whole made in Korea thing! :wink:

If you want to use the lightest cams with the most range, look into Wild country Friends. Which are a close second to Camalots in my book.
josh


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Now that we've settled that, Josh, D'yawanna take a gander at JCA's Wide World of Sport this spring or summer?

Brutus, going where Maxcams and Camalots just don'r make it


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all this talk of these new omega cams i would love to see one anyone got a picture or a link


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Now that we've settled that, Josh, D'yawanna take a gander at JCA's Wide World of Sport this spring or summer?

Brutus, going where Maxcams and Camalots just don'r make it

Bruce you lost me, my friend!
Maybe it's a generation gap?
josh


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C'mon Omega folks, if yer putting it out on display at your booth you can certainly put a sneak peak snapshot up for us somewhere! C'mon, Trango did it, (hint hint). That or someone else with a cell phone camera ought to take a pic and PM it to me. Some of us just can't make it all the way to CO for these things. :-)


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Now that we've settled that, Josh, D'yawanna take a gander at JCA's Wide World of Sport this spring or summer?

Brutus, going where Maxcams and Camalots just don'r make it

Bruce you lost me, my friend!
Maybe it's a generation gap?
josh

Whose Bruce? I thought you were talking to Brutus. Heh.

Sounds to me like Bruce is inviting you to climb some offwidths.


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You got it ... just submitted a drawing to the photo section of this site.

Couldn't post directly to this forum, so you may have to back out and click "View New" in the Photos section as soon as it's approved. As soon as we have our website updated, I'll link here.

Thanks, all.

--Lane

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Now that we've settled that, Josh, D'yawanna take a gander at JCA's Wide World of Sport this spring or summer?

Brutus, going where Maxcams and Camalots just don'r make it

Bruce you lost me, my friend!
Maybe it's a generation gap?
josh

Whose Bruce? I thought you were talking to Brutus. Heh.

Sounds to me like Bruce is inviting you to climb some offwidths.

Offwidths huh? I'm totally up for that!! Big wide eat me alive!!! SWEET!!!
josh


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http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=25995

Wow. Somebody's been thinking.

And just how much are these going to cost?


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I'll be first:

HOLY CRAP that's cool.

coylec


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im gonna have to be put on that mailing list i want to see one of these things

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