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Last year I pulled off a large rock at cochise. I was ok but the rock landed on my pack below and visibly bent two large camalots. Any ideas on who might benefit from testing these (one is old style #4, the other is a 3.5).

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Chris
Chris Craig
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Jul 8, 2013
Send them into BD, they'll probably test them. You can contact them first.

If not some of the rescue groups around you might be curious and have the equipment to do a test.
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Jul 8, 2013
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
If you totaled your car would you send it to someone to test it? Maybe someone would test them for fun. But...

If they don't pass a visual inspection they are junk. Buy some new ones.
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Surely you know by now Chris...packs and dogs don't lie around in the LZ! Rob Dillon
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Jul 8, 2013
Chris Craig wrote:
Last year I pulled off a large rock at cochise. I was ok but the rock landed on my pack below and visibly bent two large camalots. Any ideas on who might benefit from testing these (one is old style #4, the other is a 3.5). thanks, Chris

I have a destructive-testing rig and the ability to test your cam. However, if the lobes are bent the cam would need to be tested passively, in which I suspect the bent lobes wont really affect the strength. But of course the only way to know for sure is to test it.
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Take them apart and make some interesting housewares, gifts, etc... Hiro
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take a whipper on 'em! then you'll really know. Max Supertramp
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