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aklimerguy


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How many of you back up cam slings (the sewed ones) after 8 - 10 years of use?


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Get em REPLACED. And probably more like 4-5 years if you actually use them.


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i'll second that. after the sling starts to show serious wear or after about 5 years, send 'em in and get them replaced! @ about $5.00 a cam or less, its well worth it.


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Thanks for the advice.

I thought backing them up with 5 mm kevlar cordelette. But where would I get them replaced?


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Fish Products replaces cam slings. You can color-coordinate by sending your own webbing or use his limited color selection. Here's a link:

http://www.fishproducts.com/catalog/productlinefs.html

I haven't called on Russ' services yet, but from what I hear I will when I have need.

Adios,

Mark


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I recommend Yates...

http://www.yatesgear.com/.../slings/index.htm#10


aklimerguy


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Would someone, by any chance, know of a place near Montreal Quebec where I could get my cams reslung?


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Mar 8, 2004, 12:26 PM
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sometimes local gear shops will do 'em. manufacturers almost always do them....barring that, Yates and Fish are probably your best bet.

good luck finding a place!


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Mar 8, 2004, 4:03 PM
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Mountain Tools http://www.mtntools.com also reslings cams and delivers to Canada although it will cost in shipping. Best to make it a big order.


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Ragged Mountain in North Conway, NH.


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I'll second Yates. They do a perfect and quick job. It was pretty cheap too. There's a few choices you'll have to make like color, spectra, double-loop, dog-bone. I think the regular loop (Like on a camalot) was $3.50 each. Most climbers can get the entire rack done for under $50 w/ shipping.

-Jason :D


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I don't think I have any that are younger than 8 years. Maybe I better check those babies into a clinic or something....


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Thanks again for all of you advice. I think i'll just back them up with kevlar cordelettes for this season (it starts in only a couple of weeks...it's been a long winter!...) and get them changed next winter.


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OR...you can send them out tomorrow and you'll have them back in time for the start of the season. Just a suggestion. :wink:

-Jason :D


aklimerguy


Mar 10, 2004, 6:16 AM
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In 3 weeks? I doubt it takes less than six weeks and I already have a trip planned in 4. But I will get some info about that, to see if there's some kind of emergency cam sling repair hospital :)

Thanx


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