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wendell


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what's the best type of gear? all active/passive? a liitle of both? just like to hear ur thoughts on this.


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Both of course. I have about 35 cams and full set's, then some of WC rocks and DMM wallnuts dont leave home without them....well unless your just going to visit your mum etc


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what's the best type of gear? all active/passive? a liitle of both? just like to hear ur thoughts on this.


wanna be hardcore? go all passive :twisted:

wanna live in the longrun? Try a healthy mix of both :wink:

ok..that's not entirely true. You wont die without active gear, but in some circumstances it makes life a whole less hairy.


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Proactive, of course. Place it before you need it! :wink: Sorry, I couldn't resist. :D


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I love a well placed nut :?


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Nice to see this topic again. It's been a few days since we've discussed this and I've forgotten the answer.


ikellen


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Im a little more confident in passive stuff usually, but a bomber cam never hurts :twisted:


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Whatever the rock likes more.

A bomber nut is just as comforting as a solid cam. Nuts don't walk...but cams can go in a lot more places.


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It always boils down to "that depends."

When you use all cams, you can usually move faster and tire less, reducing your chances of falling. Not falling is the first level of redundancy.


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I take the opposite approach -- if it takes passive, it's passive. If not, I'll try an active piece. I've never had a passive piece fail (knock on wood). I've had cams come out, mainly because I'd placed them quickly and moved on. I think you have to be careful with active pro, because its easier to blotch the placements.

when it comes down to it, there is an "ideal" placement in each situation ... you should aim for the ideal placement, rather than trying to slot active pro where passive pro belongs and vice versa. I think passive first because I'm more comfortable with it. Other's, i'm sure, think active first. It really doesn't matter, just so long as your placing solid protection.

coylec


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thanks! :)


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For several years I climbed with BD stoppers and hexes only. Oh yeah, and a big frickin' Tricam. Anyway, I never had much trouble, but I recently got a set of cams and wow, why did I wait so long. Now I am more confident pushing harder grades because I know that if I am getting tired or scared I can slap in a cam instead of fiddling with a nut in a poor placement. I would say there are few benefits to having all cams, but a good mix is as Martha Stewart says, "a good thing."


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bump for addition of poll.


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