Reviews for Big Bros
Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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they have their place
Review by: jaymie, 2009-05-03
i got a few of big bros because they looked interesting, i dont like them as much as larger cams for leading becuase they take a bit longer to place and i just dont trust them as much, where i have found they come in handy is for building anchors, i carry a few smaller ones for routes where i know i will have to make an anchor and they work well for that because of their range.
Review by: tces550, 2004-08-02
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Review by: braon, 2004-03-06
If desert offwidth is your cup of tea, these are absolutely essential. They don't work well at all if the crack is flaring though. I've never tried the .5 out, but the 1 is great for full pitch fist cracks, or using as a rope guide at the edge of a roof. These things are much lighter than cams of a similar size, and not really any tougher to place if you practice a lot with them first. I've dropped about 15 or 20 feet onto one and it don't budge.
Review by: holdplease2, 2003-10-01
Well, after a couple of weeks in veda-woo-hoo! I landed myself a set of these.
Then I tried to climb with them. Perhaps practice makes perfect, but I do find myself wishing that they were all the same size so I could build a coffee table out of them.
Next trip to Wyoming I will get them out again.
I will also note, that if the wide crack is too irregular in size or flares out or in, good luck. It seems to me that you pretty much need the "right" crack for these, either that, or way more skill than I have.
They do work a wide range, though, and tangle far less than a big cam would on a rack.
Review by: vegastradguy, 2003-06-06
I will say that Philbox gave a great review. I think that the Big Bros are very specialized and take practice to place. With the release of the newest 'bro' with an expansion range of up to 18", chimneys can now be protected. Woo!
Since I seem to have a fetish with those nasty things we call off-widths, I just had to acquire some, since running it out 80 feet is not my idea of fun. And although they can be tough to place, better to have the option.....