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Compete Quickdraw Slings - Poll

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:28 pm
by grrr
When it comes to complete quickdraws, some have reguilar express slings, and some have dyneema. The Dyneema slings tend to twist and swing a lot but are slightly lighter. Is the weight saving a real benefit, or is the control that a regular express sling offers a better option?

Re: Compete Quickdraw Slings - Poll

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:08 am
by Justin
I don't think there is that much weight saving to be had with dyneema and I definitely take preference to a bigger/fatter draw.

Pro's are: Stays in position better and doesn't twist, it doesn't push away as much when you're clipping (cause they're slightly heavier), when pulling up on the draw I can get a really good handle on the wide material.

Re: Compete Quickdraw Slings - Poll

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:32 am
by ColinCrab
I agree with Justin. Nothing worse than making a desperate clip and the draw is swaying like a pendulum in the wind or you cant steady the beener. The flat wider draw is a big plus when working routes and dogging, especially when you need to dead point high to catch the draw and pull through without trashing your fingers.

While we are on the subject of draws, which are the best priced flat draw type combos ?

Re: Compete Quickdraw Slings - Poll

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:32 am
by noki
Hey Justin

Just remember that in the world of HiTec gear, bigger and fatter is not necessarily stronger. While the low weight of Dyneema does cause problems in the wind, it is just as strong or stronger than the fat nylon slings, and actually places less stress on your biners (i.e., a very fat nylon sling can actually weaken your biners, although it's doubtful that it will weaken them enough to break in all but the most extreme circumstances). That's why Petzl have those funny slings with the narrowing on the end.