Poll (Updated): What are the best small camming devices?
If you are the type to watch reruns of Friends (and I’d never say that you were, or that I am for that matter; this is purely hypothetical), you might find yourself thinking, “Damn, this show looks dated already.” Well, like the show Friends the bulk of my friends date back to the late 90s, and I can tell you they are looking rough and a bit dated, like they just stumbled in after an all nighter following a Pearl Jam concert. Not only are the cams all old models by now, most of the wires are all jacked so the cam heads are askew, and I’ve got a few that pump me out just trying to pull the trigger (OK, so maybe I just need a bit of cam oil on these). But when I think about how many pairs of shoes and harnesses I’ve gone through since I bought my rack over 10 years ago, it makes me worry just a bit that I’ve never updated my cams once in that time.
Since I’m in grad school, I’m going to start replacing pieces one at a time (hey, what else are birthdays good for? Or maybe I should get married so I can put cams on the registry). But I’m having a hard time deciding what small cams to go with though. I’m totally sold on Camalots for my large cams, and in the past I’ve used Metolious TCUs for the small ranges. But there are a few compelling options out there now. I like my TCUs, but I do have one DMM Dragon cam I bought on a whim years ago and I have to say the thing has become my go-to piece for finger sized cracks over the Metolious every time. So I’m willing to consider options other than the TCUs I’ve used for years.
So rather than surf the internet for info I figured, why not take a poll and see what the masses think? Vote for your favorite small cams, and if needed, justify your rationale in the comments below (or include a cam I left out)!
UPDATE: Poll now includes Master Cams!Loading …