The new redesigned CAMALOTS
are 10% lighter and just as durable as their
predecessors. Several evolutionary improvements
are noted: Each CAMALOT's cam lobes are
machined to minimize weight and maximize
strength; special patterning on the face
of each lobe improves friction and therefore
hastens initiation of the camming moment;
lightweight aluminum "head" supports
stainless steel fitting to which "U"
cable frame is welded; sleek and durable
plastic "frame" is stiff enough
for easy triggering yet flexible for horizontal
or bendy curved crack placements; lastly
satin finish 15mm web is boldly colored
to help ID each size. Big size bonus: #4,
#5, and #6 sport simple stainless wire clips
(like the wire gate on a carabiner) that
engage with slots on the frame and hold
each cam fully retracted. Thus a #4 (4.5"
at full expansion) becomes a compact 2.75"
cam on your rack (about the size of a expanded
#2)! When you're ready to plug in, pull
the trigger back automatically releasing
the "parking brakes" which spring
out of the way. Very cool & reason enough
to start climbing off-widths! Assembled
in USA from domestic and imported material.