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Building a Totem rack, should I consider Basics?

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Mitch Musci · · Estes Park, CO · Joined Apr 2002 · Points: 935

I've got the Totem Blue, Yellow, and Purple and they are fantastic. I see the Black has just hit the market, and I'm wondering at this point if it's even worth considering a set of Basics to complement the regular Totems? The specs show the Basics are lighter, with less range, and have a softer alloy. I climb mostly on granite.

If so, what sizes are best in the Basics and where would you transition from Basics to regular Totems? Thanks!

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,785

If you need cams smaller than your blue Totem, the Basics are excellent cams.

JeffL · · Salt Lake City · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 65

Get the offset basics!

dhayan · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 15

The basics are great compliments because they fit in between sizes of the totems. The black totem is great, perfect for tip of the tips

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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