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Technical Friends Camming Devices

Average Rating = 4.57/5 Average Rating : 4.57 out of 5
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The original cam design is still one of the best. The Wild Country range of Technical Friends covers the largest range out there, including two designed specifically for desert cracks 1.25 and 1.75. They feature field maintainable triggers, tangle free engineering, and extended triggers for deeper placement. All individual Friends include a biner NOT the sets.

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Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: blazesod, 2006-07-03

Purchased a #2 friend:

Pro: Light weight, great tension, good range.

Con: Cost about twice the price of a bargin cam.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: freeledgeledgy, 2006-04-04

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Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: findingit, 2005-10-25

Good cams, fair price, I have almost all the sizes. They are the workhorse of my rack. After using other cams with thumb loops and extendable slings I would like to see WC do the same with these (like the zeros). Otherwise you can't go wrong with these babies.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: lextalion, 2005-09-09

This is the filler of my rack although I also have BD C-4 Camalots which is now the back bone of the rack. I have from techs 00 thru 3.5.

Never had problems with them and they are easy to place and clean and I also like the fact that ranges between cams is little narrower than the BD Camalots due to the fact that I don't always have to double up on some routes. However I do like the BD's for weight and feel with their new thumb loop.

The action is good on these although not as smooth in some cases as those of the C-4's.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: freeskicolorado, 2005-08-18

As a new trad leader, these were my first set of cams. Keep in mind that I'm writing this as a n00b. I've also had some limited experience with Metolius Power Cams and TCU's to compare with.I've found these cams to work very well for me. Though I have not taken a lead fall on one, I've placed them in TR anchors and yanked on them to kingdom come to test them, and have no doubts in their ability to stop a fall. Climbing in the Gunks, I deal mostly with horizontal placements, which these work great in. The action is consistently smooth, something I noticed was not true of all brands when shopping for cams. They are easy to place and clean. Furthermore, they are [i]light[/i] and reasonably priced, especially when you consider each one comes with a keynose biner. The anodizing makes it easy to quickly find the size you're looking for. I have 00-4 and have not felt like I needed an in between size.Cons: no loop, and no doubled sling. Occasionally, I find that the best placement would result in the clipping/extending biner would be loaded over an edge. Without a loop or a doubled sling, you have no choice but to find another placement or leave the biner in a compromised position in these situations. Also, in the smaller sizes (say, the smallest 3 or 4), I sometimes find the heads are too wide for the placements offered. This problem would be dependant upon where you climb; it may not be a problem at all in many areas.

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