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Offline mungeclimber

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Can anyone convince me to keep them?

Clean climbing necessity for a particular route, or just ok?



I had a devil of a time getting a perfect size placement to 'stick' on Freak Show, and I'm just not enamored with them as I once was.

I'm sure they work fine, but they will never be my goto piece for clean.

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Re: Seriously considering selling my Lowe (Trango) anodized Balls 1-4
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 01:08:55 am »
Ball Nuts have gotten me through several C3 sections.

But generally I think they are a pain, hard to set well, hard to clean, shifty...etc. If I can use a cam hook first, I will...if not give me the beaks!

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Re: Seriously considering selling my Lowe (Trango) anodized Balls 1-4
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 02:54:53 pm »
I dunno. I like 'em. It's just a temperamental piece, that's all. And they'll work in the sandstone where cam hooks won't.
I'd leave 'em in the quiver, if I were you.
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Re: Seriously considering selling my Lowe (Trango) anodized Balls 1-4
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 06:32:55 pm »
I carry them but don't use them very often, but when I do, they are usually the only piece that works. Places like inverted cracks under a roof in sandstone where you can't use a cam or cam hook are sometimes the only way to move forward when climbing clean.

like most gear, if you sell it, a few months down the road you will be wishing you hadn't.

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Re: Seriously considering selling my Lowe (Trango) anodized Balls 1-4
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 06:36:16 pm »
gah, I hate you guys <-- said in Cartman tone