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Mike Gorecki wrote a question about on May 6, 2011

Hey , what racking biner would You recommend for those puppies ? I was thinking about Black Diamond OvalWire Carabiner but it has notched wire gate and its heavier than any wire gate biner for egz CAMP USA Orbit Wire which is cheaper. I wanted to take two biners to go with DMM Wallnuts - bigger sizes on one and smaller sizes on the other. Also I wanted to buy a racking biner for tricams. What do You think? Is it better to buy lighter but a bit smaller biners for racking stoppers? Or maybe with keylock? - som say that notched gate prevents of losing stoppers ;)

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Mike Gorecki wrote an answer about on May 4, 2011

no, The biners in Astro are pretty small. They are simillar to Black Diamond Oz. However - there is a bigger version of Astro which is Wild Country Nitro biner. Heliums and Nitros are both the same full size yet still light. Heliums have those clean nose bonus but they are much more expensive. They have also wider nose so it could be a little harder for them to clip into older bolts. I bought one Astro couple of days ago to check it out and it turned out too small, almost like a toy biner. It may be good on big walls where You have 40 of them but for like 12-15 in crags or shorter 1-2 days mountain routes I prefer bigger binners over smaller ones. I think Nitro is the best choice considering the price.

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Mike Gorecki wrote an answer about on May 4, 2011

Thanks You for reply! Thats right, Im collecting my first rack, but i wanted to double some sizes 2- 3 sizes on the start since I have got money right now and in my country cams are VERY expensive so I wanted take this opportunity to buy them cheapper. Maybe green and purple You think? Or it doesn't really matter which ones I'll double right now.

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Mike Gorecki wrote a question about on May 3, 2011

Anyone have these cuties for sport climbing? Any recommendations, cons, pros? They are on heavier side but they seem to be solid, they have keylock gear biner and they have wider dogbones so Its not likely they will twist during the clipping. Im considering buiyng 12 of them for sport crags routes but there are also the BD Hotwires , they are 10 grams lighter than posiwires but they dont come with 18 cm long dogbones here.. I have a dilemma which to choose. Is the positron biner the same size as Nitron ?

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Mike Gorecki wrote a question about on May 2, 2011

Hey I wanted to buy colour biners as carriers on a gear sling for my Black Diamond C4 Cams and I have two questions: 1. If they really fit the colour of the C4 cams I mean if the yellow is yeallow, not greenish etc? 2. Which biner would be better for only carrying C4 cams - spectre 2 colour or this phantom since the phantoms are lighter (but smaller) - they will fit the sling which is connected with C4's handles?

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Mike Gorecki wrote a question about on May 2, 2011

Hi is there any difference in performance of this new version of ATC Guide? Any potential downsides in comparison with the old one? Or is it just little lighter and thats all? I only see that they have enlarged the auto-block release hole to accept a small carabiner which is kinda nice.

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Mike Gorecki wrote a question about on May 1, 2011

Hey, I want to buy biners for my 8mm dyneema slings to make alpine extendable quickdraws. Im debating on buying Wild Country Nitros or Astros for that purpose. I saw Astro and they seem a little bit to small, but they are lightweight. I see opinions that Nitros are bigger - full sized biners so they would fit my hand better I think, but they are heavier than astros.. On the other hand its only 7gram per biner and I would have max 12 of them in my backpack. I have climbed only with full sized biners so I don't know if size difference is really an issue. Some say that its harder to clip in into smaller ones.. I dont know which to choose. Im kinda into Nitros - Thin, lightweight sling and a slightly heavier biner - Nitro (but a full sized, friendly size and still lighter than most full sized biners)? Anyone ?

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Mike Gorecki wrote a question about on May 1, 2011

Hey, I want to buy biners for my 8mm dyneema slings to make alpine extendable quickdraws. Im debating on buying Wild Country Nitros or Astros for that purpose. I saw Astro and they seem a little bit to small, but they are lightweight. I see opinions that Nitros are bigger - full sized biners so they would fit my hand better I think, but they are heavier than astros.. On the other hand its only 7gram per biner and I would have max 12 of them in my backpack. I have climbed only with full sized biners so I don't know if size difference is really an issue. Some say that its harder to clip in into smaller ones.. I dont know which to choose. Im kinda into Nitros - Thin, lightweight sling and a slightly heavier biner - Nitro (but a full sized, friendly size and still lighter than most full sized biners)? Anyone ?

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