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By Larry S
Feb 14, 2013
The wife and I road-trippin on the Connie.

Just got my cams back from Metolius, and they look friggin amazing! It's like they practically chromed them. $3 each for complete cleaning and new slings and they turned them around in 3 days (then 5 days of shipping) Total bill for 6 tcu's with shipping home - $28!. And they're all updated to the nice new "Monster" webbing (36% Dyneema / 64% Nylon).

Amazing service.


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By Allen Corneau
From Houston, TX
Feb 14, 2013

Had all 10 of mine done a couple years a go and had the same reaction you did.

Great service at a great price!


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By reboot
From Westminster, CO
Feb 14, 2013

Larry S wrote:
Total bill for 6 tcu's with shipping home - $28!. And they're all updated to the nice new "Monster" webbing (36% Dyneema / 64% Nylon).

I hope your TCUs don't end up looking like mine after a short fall:

Dyneema sling on Metolius dual-stem cam is a terrible idea.


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By frankstoneline
Feb 14, 2013

reboot wrote:
I hope your TCUs don't end up looking like mine after a short fall: Dyneema sling on Metolius dual-stem cam is a terrible idea.


you're upset because you fell on them and now they look used?


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By reboot
From Westminster, CO
Feb 14, 2013

frankstoneline wrote:
you're upset because you fell on them and now they look used?

No, I'm upset b/c the old nylon slings worked much better than the skinny dynemma slings. I've had the yellow TCU on the right for way longer and the frame is still straight (same w/ a retired blue TCU that has sustained so many falls that the lobes are uselessly mangled). Whereas the frame on all of my TCU/4CU w/ the dynemma slings (that I've used far less) are jacked.

Of course, one wouldn't know the difference if one never falls on their gear, which is why noobs everywhere think ultralight 4CU/TCU is great.


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By frankstoneline
Feb 15, 2013

reboot wrote:
No, I'm upset b/c the old nylon slings worked much better than the skinny dynemma slings. I've had the yellow TCU on the right for way longer and the frame is still straight (same w/ a retired blue TCU that has sustained so many falls that the lobes are uselessly mangled). Whereas the frame on all of my TCU/4CU w/ the dynemma slings (that I've used far less) are jacked. Of course, one wouldn't know the difference if one never falls on their gear, which is why noobs everywhere think ultralight 4CU/TCU is great.


Almost all my metolius stuff is the era of the nylon sling with black lines, some of it has deformed from falls, some has stayed relatively normal. I guess I never noticed the difference in deformation between old and new.


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By bearbreeder
Feb 15, 2013

reboot wrote:
I hope your TCUs don't end up looking like mine after a short fall: Dyneema sling on Metolius dual-stem cam is a terrible idea.


ive owned both the old and new style TCUs, PCs

IMO its not just the sling, as ive fallen on my blue UL TCU enough times and it hasnt seriously deformed yet ...

when metolius cut the weight of those cams, the durability went down IMO

ive seen whippers on a gray old TCU that has come out unscathed ... while i blew out apart a purple UL TCU in the exact same placement (the old gray and new purple are similar sizes) ...

that said any cams with a thinner sling will have more deformation, as evidenced by the kinked wire loops on aliens, zeros, etc which i have taken repeated whippers on

which is why i believe BD still went with a thicker nylon sling for the current camalots


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By johnthethird
Feb 15, 2013

reboot wrote:
I hope your TCUs don't end up looking like mine after a short fall: Dyneema sling on Metolius dual-stem cam is a terrible idea.


The same thing happens on the fatcams with nylon slings. They still work fine.


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By wivanoff
Feb 15, 2013
High Exposure

Pretty sure Mountain Tools will sew a reinforced open loop for you. And they don't give you any crap about your cams being too old to resling or cut your trigger wires before sending them back.

I've used them for Tri-Cams and WC Friends and have really been satisfied.

mountaintools.com/cat/rclimb/cams/mt_camresling.htm


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By PTR
From GA
Feb 15, 2013

I've used both MtnTools (for Tricams) and Metolius (for TCUs) for reslinging. Both did a great job. Metolius buffed and lubed my 10-15 year-old cams to perfection and nary a word about them being too old or trashed. I know that some folks have had their cams rejected, but I wonder about the typicality of that experience. And the price is right -- as the OP points out.


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By JMo
From Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 15, 2013
mayflower

reboot wrote:
No, I'm upset b/c the old nylon slings worked much better than the skinny dynemma slings. I've had the yellow TCU on the right for way longer and the frame is still straight (same w/ a retired blue TCU that has sustained so many falls that the lobes are uselessly mangled). Whereas the frame on all of my TCU/4CU w/ the dynemma slings (that I've used far less) are jacked. Of course, one wouldn't know the difference if one never falls on their gear, which is why noobs everywhere think ultralight 4CU/TCU is great.



Not my experience, taken only couple big (10-15 foot) falls on my metolious gear. No complaints.


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By Dylan Dwyer
From Missouri
Feb 15, 2013
after OS soloing the first flat iron, direct route

this was definitely my reaction to getting back my TCUs from reslinging.


before
before


after reslinging
after reslinging


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By Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Feb 15, 2013
My navigator keeps me from getting lost

I'll add to the praise. I had the same reaction when I received my cams back from Metolius.

It's practically worth the price just to have that shiny almost new look back. And, I have no idea why anyone would climb on slings older than the recommended life span. $3/cam every 5ish years for the confidence that your slings are full strength again...it's a no-brainer IMO.


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By marcin ksok
From Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 19, 2013

A word of caution about Mtn Tools-had my cams reslung recently with longer slings. First I called them and confirmed that they would do the resling as described-they agreed, I mailed them in with a detailed note, got the cams back with wrong slings. On the phone they admitted to making a mistake but then really tried to talk me out of repairing their mistake, I would not budge and sent the cams back in. At this time I had a trip coming up, but they assured that I would get the cams within 8 days. I called back 4 business days later-they have not touched them yet. They were finally on fedex truck two days before my trip, but they send them to a wrong address. Eventually they called fedex and had them left on my front door for lack of other options which did not make me happy having a box of 15 cams sitting there. It all turned out well in the end,after 3 weeks, but I did have to pay shipping 4 ways $100 worth of and they refused to work with me on covering a part of that. It seems that their process or communication needs some work. Hopefully the actual resling was done more professionally than the rest of the process since I have to climb on the things now.


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By SexPanther aka Kiedis
Apr 21, 2013
Thumbtastic

^^^Sounds like a pain in the ass! I'm way overdue for having a shit ton of cams redone. Didn't Wired Bliss do reslinging, too? I've got cams from several different companies to get worked on, I'd like to send them all to the same place. I heard Metolius only works on their stuff...


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By Dan Felix
Apr 21, 2013

I just had 5 cams reslung at Ragged Mountain Equipment in Bartlett, NH. Cost $6 each. The slings were a bar tacked loop about 4-5" long. Turn around time from when I dropped them off until they were done was a week on the nose.


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By Luc
Administrator
From Montreal
Apr 21, 2013
Northwest Books

Had sent my all my cams to be reslung in 2009.
Metolius cleaned, tumbled, lubed and restitched all my cams. They gave me up to date tracking info as soo as they were out the door.
BD reslung the cams only no tracking info...
Ragged's prices are competitive to BD and Metolius.
Psif shipping from Canada, go expedite or better so the shipping includes the brokerage fees. There's no duty on climbing gear, but brokerage can cost quite abit.


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By Jack Mullen
From Oceanside CA
Apr 21, 2013

reboot wrote:
Dyneema sling on Metolius dual-stem cam is a terrible idea.

This is vaguely relevant

It isn't talking about metolius or even double stem but i still think it is the similar enough.


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By Mark Hammond
From Eldorado Springs, CO
Apr 22, 2013

Wired Bliss did a great job for me recently. $5 per resling, any brand. They also do new trigger wires for $5, which look better than the originals. Top notch work and easy to work with in my experience.


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By Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Apr 22, 2013
Cleo's Needle

Jack Mullen wrote:
This is vaguely relevant It isn't talking about metolius or even double stem but i still think it is the similar enough.


The cross bar on Metolius U-Stem cam keeps the cable from collapsing the way the C4 thumbloop does.


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By Dave Alie
From Golden, CO
Apr 22, 2013
Photo Credit: The talented Pete Garceau

Killing In The Name Of wrote:
Didn't Wired Bliss do reslinging, too? I've got cams from several different companies to get worked on, I'd like to send them all to the same place. I heard Metolius only works on their stuff...


I just sent a whole mess of cams to Michael at Wired Bliss and am super psyched about how they came out. The new slings are top notch, color-matched to the cams, and the cams themselves look like they got a quick once-over cleaning as well. The turn around was quick and he was easy to work with, responding to both my emails and voicemails when I had questions. It's great that Metolius offers the re-slinging, but my rack is a collection of misfit cams from all over the place and I needed new slings are at least 4 different brands. Wired Bliss is the way to go, do it if only to support a small, dedicated, locally-based climbing operation!


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