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fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 22, 2014 - 07:18pm PT
Sorry for the climbing-related question...

Where's best these days to send a whole bunch of old Camalots for reslinging in the original colors (and good 'ol Nylon).

ClimbingOn

Trad climber
NY
Aug 22, 2014 - 07:24pm PT
Send them to BD. The turn around is quick and they do an excellent job.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Aug 22, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
Need to do this as well. Will they do other cams as well?
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 22, 2014 - 07:55pm PT
Some places won't do older units.
Some only use dyneema.
Just a FYI.

I sent mine to Fish.
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Aug 22, 2014 - 08:00pm PT


100% agree...

http://www.fishproducts.com/index.html

mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Aug 22, 2014 - 08:00pm PT
Is 20 years too long to wait to do this?
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Aug 22, 2014 - 08:01pm PT
I sent mine to BD. Mine were probably about fifteen years old. They didn't even charge me.

Not sure if that was a mistake, but I'm happy with the price!
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Aug 22, 2014 - 08:06pm PT
Russ does an excellent job, contact him for prices (Fish Products).

limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Aug 22, 2014 - 08:26pm PT
When I did mine a while ago the best price I found was from Yates and they were helpful and quick. They won't do super old stuff but my gear definitely looked well worn and they didn't ask any questions.

They have dyneema and nylon. I got my BD C4s done with dyneema and people still give me crap but I like it.
Chris Cunningham

Trad climber
San Francisco
Aug 22, 2014 - 08:49pm PT
Not only did BD in SLC re-sling my cams in the original colors, materials and dimensions, they called me to let me know the cams passed the detailed inspection I had asked them to do...for free!!!
Kudos to BD customer service!!
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Aug 22, 2014 - 08:53pm PT
Well that's fine for BD cams, but for those of us who have been climbing for a long time we tend to have a pretty large collection.
Chim-Chim

climber
Aug 22, 2014 - 09:04pm PT
Get some 3/4" tubular webbing and sling Dragon Cam style, so it's possible to extend the webbing if needed. No need to pay someone to do something that you can do your self. Also in an emergency you can untie the sling and use it as a bail anchor. Just My Two Cents. DanK
Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Aug 22, 2014 - 10:00pm PT
Larry and Jane at MountainTools have done a great job on mine.
perswig

climber
Aug 23, 2014 - 04:15am PT
http://raggedmountain.com/

Closer to home, Ragged will (or used to) sling with nylon.
Dale
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 23, 2014 - 04:40am PT
I am happy with Wired Bliss reslinging, as well as the re-wiring on some C4s and a forged Friend.
wivanoff

Trad climber
CT
Aug 23, 2014 - 05:30am PT
Get some 3/4" tubular webbing and sling Dragon Cam style, so it's possible to extend the webbing if needed. No need to pay someone to do something that you can do your self. Also in an emergency you can untie the sling and use it as a bail anchor. Just My Two Cents. DanK

That's probably OK for the second generation Camalots with the metal eye. But, it's bad advice for the Camalots with the plasticized wire loop
http://blackdiamondequipment.com/en/qc-labreslinging-camalots-and-c3s.html

"And for those wondering, yes, we also experimented with the extendable sling design and found that when the sling is extended the cams not only failed at lower loads, but the thumb loop was damaged more easily."
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Aug 23, 2014 - 06:49am PT
Well that's fine for BD cams, but for those of us who have been climbing for a long time we tend to have a pretty large collection.

The thread title does say "Camalots"
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Aug 23, 2014 - 07:14am PT


People who live in the desert long enough are known to develop reading comprehension issues...




EDITIED:

I have about three more weeks left before I revert back to Captain Kangaroo level...

clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 23, 2014 - 07:49am PT

I have about three more weeks left before I revert back to Captain Kangaroo level...

Romper Room :)
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Aug 23, 2014 - 07:55am PT

^^^

That occurs at the three and a half weeks mark...

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