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News New Tibloc coming soon??

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by Mike Zampino, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Mike Zampino

    Mike Zampino Canyon season never ends.

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  2. Phillip Mills

    Phillip Mills Canyon Magazine

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    The latest I heard was that the 'New Tibloc' was put on hold for the current time. Not sure if it is still coming out.
    I'll message Petzl and see what they say.
  3. Mike

    Mike epic blarneys

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    Phillip is correct about them being on hold. No official word on when they are coming out. Couple prototypes here at work I should try out one of these days.
  4. Moab Mark

    Moab Mark

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    What's the pros and cons for I beam vs round bar in biners?

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  5. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    I-beam biners:

    Pros: lighter and stronger at the same time.
    Fancier/more modern looking, means can make more money on them by raising the price or selling more or both.

    Cons: less material to wear away for those silly Americans doing sandstone canyons
    Works less-well in a tibloc, as the grip factor changes with orientation of the carabiner.
    Requires an extra hit or two in the manufacturing process, so is slightly more expensive to make.

    Tom :moses:
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  6. Deagol

    Deagol too many hobbies

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    I've been noticing that round bar carabiners are becoming a little harder to find in the last 2 or so years...

    concerns me.
  7. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    They are going out of fashion.

    Did you know carabiner sales are fashion-driven?

    I put in a stock of Petzl Attaches in the round stock, because I like them so.

    Tom
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