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Gate Beginning to Stick
I have had a set of these biners for about 9 months now. I am careful with my gear. I keep my draws away from the dirty ground whenever possible and even so, a couple of the gates on the biners aren't quite sticking yet but are on the verge. They are beautiful and lite weight but I don't know if I'd buy them again for this reason.
Good for racking. Able to hold lead fall
I use straight gate Photons for gear racking. It's light and big enough to rack a full set of nuts.
Also I temporary replace bolt side binners of Black Diamond Oz QD with them for easy cleaning on sport routes (and return back BD Oz for trad). The last weekend I slipped off a face and took a pretty deep (about 10 feet) lead fall. An improvised hand made draw held it without any visible damage (anyway I retired the binner to be for-nuts-racking-only). Thus despite a "fragile" look and feel CAMP Photon is strong enough to hold lead fall.