Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Re-slinging Cams

Here’s what Black Diamond says about replacing slings on cams:



•    With occasional use: slings should be replaced every 5-8 years
•    With frequent use: slings should be replaced 2-5 years

Re-slinging Black Diamond Camalots and C3s
So what and how should you re-sling your BD cams? Of course you can do anything you like:
•    One-inch tubular webbing with a knot will work.
•    Sending them to someone that knows how to sew structural climbing gear, and have them bartack a single loop of SuperTape will work.
•    Having someone that knows what they’re doing bartack a double length of SuperTape or 10 mm Dynex will work.

Lots more photos and test data at the link.

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