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 Post subject: Link Cams
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:19 am 
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Any news on the Omega Pacific Link Cams?

I understand they either have, or shortly will land on the shores or the R S of A.
I hear there are even to more sizes planned for next year...

Any feedback from those that have had the opportunity to try them out?


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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:49 am 
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Who is is bringing them in?

I've played with them before. Their functionality is impressive only thing is that they are quite expensive.

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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:25 am 
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Campfire talk puts the Links in the same price range as the BD's
But who know's....?


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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:05 am 
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To my knowledge they are more expensive than the Camalots.
BUT...the caming range is huuuuge on these guys.
Might come up a little short if this is all you carry though.
Expect to see them next year.


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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:51 am 
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There's a reason they aren't available in SA: I thought about importing them 4 years ago. They do look great on paper. But after climbing with them in the States I came to the conclusion that for the size range in question (red/yellow/blue) BD Camalots are still better and cheaper.

Don't fix it if it's not broken.


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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:13 pm 
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I’m assuming that the guys from Omega Pacific didn’t design the Link cams to be a rack unto themselves, but rather to be combined into an existing rack...(”doubling up”....for the slower ones)

I can just see some Souf African climbing American granite cracks wif only 2 cams on his rack.

Anybody have an opinion of the actual performance of the gear in question?


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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:28 pm 
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Hopefully 2008 range has "kinks" worked out.

http://www.mtntools.com/techtips/psa_om_linkcam.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:16 am 
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Hi Hann
Yes the smoke has fire beneath it. I have added Omega Pacific (www.omegapac.com) to our fold - Mad Rock & Edelrid - and I expect the first units to be in stores by early summer.

To answer your second question, yes there are more sizes being added to the range giving the Link Cam line-up greater versatility. And, NO, they are not intended to be used as your entire rack – for the same reason that one owns a Ferrari AND a City Golf!
The reality is that by adding a single Link Cam to your existing rack you add a double to each unit in its range (until, of course, you use it :) ).

If you’d like any further info drop me a mail: Tristan @ vertigogear.co.za

Tristan

Ps: Hann, if you would like to test them out, I have two units for you to try (I may ask you to write a review on them 8) )


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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:13 am 
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T,
Sure, I'd be wiling to put pen to paper for an opportunity to try any fancy gear.

You think the cams will be damaged if one should attack the tiny blond girls that take advantage after the boys have had a Jagermeister too many?


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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:21 am 
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I've been aware of the recall for some time.

But in defense of products from manufacturers that has had a recall: it happens to everybody...including BD and Trango.

However...
I'd rather leave this world due to a failing cam than due to choking on a busta burger on the way back from Krakadouw. :afro:

No, I'm actually being serious.


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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:04 pm 
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@Hann, you are completely correct. It was unfair of me to bring that up.

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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:48 pm 
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I got 2 of these jobs for Christmas. They are truely the most usefull cams on my rack. Really awesome. I decided place them last when normal cams were used up. If you are starting out. I would start with these.

Send me the next sizes that come out.


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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:33 pm 
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Hey Dereck!!
Good to hear that Santa's gifts are useful :)
The next 2 sizes (down) are available and in a box on my living room floor. The downside is that my current locale is Seattle 8) but they should be in ZA by the end of the months...and ergo en route to you somehow!!
Cheers
Tristan


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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:09 am 
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Saw a few in Drifters in Sandton. Very impressive. I was not so rude as to ask the price – but the action on them is fascinating!


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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:14 pm 
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Very, very cool nice to have. Mate got one. R1299 each @ Drifters I think.

ED. seriously not for those who don't like moving parts...


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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:43 pm 
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Just bought the nr.1 link cam and wow,what a piece of brilliance!Yes,they are damn expensive,but on a crux move they are gonna be worth
the money,no fiddling aroung looking for the right size while forarms are burning like hell itself!Plan to enlarge my rack with these babies!


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 Post subject: Re: Link Cams
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:13 am 
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These puppies are the bomb. Really usefull addition to every rack.


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