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Feb 28, 2016
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I bootied a #2 Camalot Ultralight the other day - pretty stoked. I noticed it's labeled strength at 6 kN (compared to the 12 kN of the ones on the market) and that the dyneema on the inside is colored bright yellow. I'm curious if anyone here knows why there is such a discrepancy between the strengths of these models. The manufacture date is 2014, so I'll be using it for the next 8 years. I'll be sure to share how it fails if it does . . . Brandon Gottung
From Moab, UT
Joined Dec 23, 2010
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Feb 28, 2016
You could contact Black Diamond and ask them. Are you sure it's a Camalot Ultralight? Did they start manufacturing them in 2014? FrankPS
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Feb 29, 2016
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Feb 29, 2016
Brandon Gottung wrote:
I bootied a #2 Camalot Ultralight the other day - pretty stoked. I noticed it's labeled strength at 6 kN (compared to the 12 kN of the ones on the market) and that the dyneema on the inside is colored bright yellow. I'm curious if anyone here knows why there is such a discrepancy between the strengths of these models. The manufacture date is 2014, so I'll be using it for the next 8 years. I'll be sure to share how it fails if it does . . .



Brandon,
Did you by any chance booty that ultralite on Bird Brain Boulevard? If so, I lost a prototype #2 BD Ultralite, it has an orange 'prototype' tag on it. They were on loan last month. If you have it in your heart to send my way, we can talk reward?? I posted it missing a little while ago...see the above link. Thanks man.
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Feb 29, 2016
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I'd give it back. A cam that size with 6kn tagged on it isn't that inspiring. Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
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Feb 29, 2016
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Strength : [.4] 8 kN (1798 lbf)
[.5] 10 kN (2248 lbf)
[.75] 12 kN (2698 lbf)
[#1] 12 kN (2698 lbf)
[#2] 12 kN (2698 lbf)
[#3] 12 kN (2698 lbf)
[#4] 12 kN (2698 lbf)

blackdiamondequipment.com/en_U...
Andy Walbon
From Bellingham,WA
Joined Oct 3, 2010
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Mar 2, 2016
On closer inspection, my prototype BD Ultralites have no rating on the tags, just an orange tag with logo. BD assures me they're full strength and the dyneema cord is white. Not sure what cam was bootied. I'll just relinquish the one that went missing to the universe...or someone who actually finds it. kablauch
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Mar 2, 2016
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Once the dyneema turns bright yellow, it's all over. Nathan Self
From Louisiana
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Mar 3, 2016
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I did not find the cam on Bird Brain, sorry. The dyneema is rather bright yellow, but I'll still be climbing on it once I fix the trigger wires. Anyone that knows more about the prototypes, please chime in . . . Brandon Gottung
From Moab, UT
Joined Dec 23, 2010
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