John Matusiewicz

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John Matusiewicz

John Matusiewicz wrote an answer about on October 11, 2012

Here are the stats for the two,transformer first:
Core with 11 inlays
40 clappers
UIAA-falls (1 strand 80 kg) 8-9
weight in g/m 64
sheat slippage in mm 0
impact force in kN 9,0
elongation with 80kg per cent 6,8
elongation at 1st drop (fall) 30
proportion of sheath per cent 38
For the Tusk:
Core with 11 inlays
40 clappers
UIAA-falls (1 strand 80 kg) 8-9
weight in g/m 64
sheat slippage in mm 0
impact force in kN 8,8
elongation with 80kg per cent 6,8
elongation at 1st drop (fall) 30
proportion of sheath per cent 38
I can't speak to the guarantee, but it is essentially the same rope as the Tusk except the sheath is made using transfer yarns, excess materials left over from the construction of their other ropes, rather than yarns that would produce a consistent color pattern. That's why the colors are assorted. Both are also superdry, which handles very nicely. I've used one of these and it is a very nice, quality rope from Mammut.

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John Matusiewicz

John Matusiewicz wrote a review of on June 22, 2012

5 5

I haven't used any other brand of hexes (that might change in the near future) but I like these a lot for use in anchor-building (both multi-pitch and top-rope), or as a lighter-weight wide piece when I need more cams than I have available. I also almost always have an 8 or 9 on me in case I have to bail on it.

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John Matusiewicz

John Matusiewicz wrote a review of on June 22, 2012

4 5

I got these to expand my rack and provide some slightly different sizes/shapes/tapers than my Wild Country rocks. I like them; however, I definitely still prefer the rocks overall, which is why I only gave them 4 stars. I can't say that one is better or worse than the other, but I feel like the rocks maybe place a little bit more securely and efficiently.

Other than that, these are the sizes to get in the BD line for general climbing. Some people also complained about the racking biner they come with (which I don't use)- I don't see what the big deal is, most nuts don't come with anything to rack them on anyway, so I didn't feel cheated by the lack of a "real" biner.

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