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Re: NEW jumar design - BD product
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007, 09:28:38 am »
While I can't say that I've seen one in person, I had considered these recently but ended up going with the tried and true petzl.

Possible pros: that trigger release looks very easy to use and the extra force of the caming action might be nice.
Possible cons: the extra force of the caming action just might decide to chop yer rope!  Also.... do we REALLY need all the extra moving parts to potentially break on us?  I mean, the old gibbs were so stupidly simple, but there was an elegance there in it's simplicity.

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Re: NEW jumar design - BD product
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007, 12:10:01 pm »
I'd like to see em in person too. I'm still a fan of my yellow jumars.

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Re: NEW jumar design - BD product
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2007, 04:09:07 pm »
Possible cons: the extra force of the caming action just might decide to chop yer rope! 

no doubt. I'd be carefull cleaning traverse with those suckers. Some fixed pendi point blows on you and you'd be comin down on that rope wth alot of force. If that is a potential outcome I'll usually unclip my daisies from the jugs and selfbelay with a gri-gri.

I'm not a fan of how the teeth protrude straight out from the cam. Seems like it'd fuzz your rope up quickly.

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Re: NEW jumar design - BD product
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007, 01:37:29 am »
I've played around with them a couple of times, but have never had one on a rope. 

I think they're kind of weird.  you use a little thumb action on the the top where you see the 3 little bumps on the gray one and then you pull the trigger with you index finger. 

the whole rig just isn't very user friendly, but it took a long time to work out all the kinks with all the other models i've used.

No worries about the moving parts, they are super burly.