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djh860 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 110

strange gear I saw on ebay. Some type of cam.
ebay.com/itm/172506314290?_…;ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Jack Mullen · · Oceanside, CA · Joined Dec 2015 · Points: 0

Rad. If youre interested in cam history check out this article: needlesports.com/content/nu… although I don't remember seeing one of those in there.

Emmett Lyman · · Somerville, MA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 380

Cassin Blitz (not Blintz - silly ebay sellers!). Not a lot of love for it, as it was apparently pretty hard to place well. rockclimbing.com/forum/Clim…

Billcoe · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 655

Currently being sold as the Kong Gipsy.... http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1570696/Kong-Gipsy-Wide-pro

My thoughts: waste of money if bought for full price (although the Ebay starting price of $30 is excellent) Big Bros work better, and Valley Giants (with weight penalty) even better -or in the size of the one on Ebay, a #4 Camalot it appears.

Kyle Martin · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 5

Hi this is my cam that is for sale here. Got this from a former hardgoods buyer for EMS in the 90s. It is in good condition. Maybe climbed a few times. A really great deal for the price. Sorry for the spelling mistake. Probably would get less flack for listing it as a spring loaded tri-cam. As it was explained to me this is a piece for climbing big-walls.

The more popular size of this. Already sold
Emmett Lyman · · Somerville, MA · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 380
Kyle Martin wrote:Sorry for the spelling mistake.
Haha, didn't mean to sound, well... mean! Beware that buyers take advantage of misspellings on Ebay to get things cheap that other buyers overlook because it doesn't show up in their search results. I figured the seller was a non-climber that didn't know what (s)he had. Good luck!
Kyle Martin · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 5

Thanks! No problem at all. I did my research prior to listing. Interesting piece of climbing history.

john strand · · southern colo · Joined May 2008 · Points: 1,640

Damn, I remember those things !

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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