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Title: Totem Cams: The Aid Review
Post by: hoipolloi on September 14, 2011, 06:54:18 pm
Sup Guys!  Long time no see.

So I just finished up a review on Totem Cams.  I focused entirely on Aid climbing and thought you guys might be interested!  I was skeptical of this design at first, but I have come to love it.  I have seen these cams do things that I couldn't make other cams do.  I think these things definitely have a place on the big wall quiver (I use them for free climbing too).

Let me know if you guys have questions.  I would love to talk about them (as I really think they are the shit).

Totem Cams: The Aid Review (http://davidallfrey.blogspot.com/2011/09/totem-cams-aid-review.html)

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Title: Re: Totem Cams: The Aid Review
Post by: skully on September 14, 2011, 09:04:21 pm
That twin stem design is interesting. Can you work that to your advantage?
Like on a two lobe placement, or some such?
Title: Re: Totem Cams: The Aid Review
Post by: mhudon on September 14, 2011, 09:34:59 pm
Those look pretty sweet!
Title: Re: Totem Cams: The Aid Review
Post by: skully on September 14, 2011, 10:36:26 pm
Nevermind, I got my question answered in the review.  (Yes, I should look more closely, the first time. )
Right on, Dave. I'm down to check out a couple totems.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Totem Cams: The Aid Review
Post by: hoipolloi on September 15, 2011, 12:00:21 pm
I think they Yellow (about like a red alien) is my new favorite piece of gear.
Title: Re: Totem Cams: The Aid Review
Post by: Mike. on September 16, 2011, 09:47:46 am
Thanks for the info, hoi. They look like uniquely useful tools for aid.
Title: Re: Totem Cams: The Aid Review
Post by: cobbledik on October 20, 2011, 06:20:26 pm
Sort of Thread Drift, sort of not.

Just got the new Totem Basic Offsets. They seem to have a greater change in range between one side of the head and the other than my Metolius offsets that help compliment my rack. Placed them both on a Pinnacles aid climb this last weekend and they worked perfectly. (no pix, the higher up I got, the less I was willing to stick around on my pieces to take pictures)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YD02lsyxP1k/TqC7DJCSelI/AAAAAAAAGTs/binUQqlweoE/s400/IMG_0818.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-afr-cfvCcCs/TqC7D2-KxAI/AAAAAAAAGTw/R6vZm7zVbjs/s400/IMG_0819.JPG)
Title: Re: Totem Cams: The Aid Review
Post by: scotto on October 20, 2011, 07:30:43 pm
Thanks for the updates!
Title: Re: Totem Cams: The Aid Review
Post by: hoipolloi on October 21, 2011, 11:02:10 pm
ditto.  I have a set of offsets and basics.  Both are as good as it gets.