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I have some gift cards to a local retailer that sells Trango Splitter cams, and no BD, Metolius or similarly reputable brands. Does anyone have any experience with the the Trangos? Specifically the smaller sizes, for free climbing. kylekapp
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Trango makes OK cams. But they're not "top shelf". IMHO they are fine for "Free climbing". Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
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I' bought some larger Trango Flex cams (hand sizes) and I was incredibly disappointed. I bought them on sale to have some backup sizes so I never actually handled them before buying. Big mistake. Out of the box, the trigger wires were getting caught on the cam lobes and the action was terrible. They got tangled up and I can't imagine how they passed any kind of field testing. You may find otherwise with the smaller splitter cams, but ill never buy a trango cam again. Ever. Maurice Chaunders
Joined Sep 21, 2010
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Apr 9, 2013
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I like the one .75 I have. Seems to have more range than my .75 c4. But it does do that invert thing and if I have the choice I'll typically reach for my c4. Ty Morrison-Heath
From Bozeman, MT
Joined Mar 22, 2011
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Apr 9, 2013
Ty Morrison-Heath wrote:
I like the one .75 I have. Seems to have more range than my .75 c4. But it does do that invert thing and if I have the choice I'll typically reach for my c4.


Invert thing on a Splitter? Perhaps you're confusing MaxCam with Splitter? That's my guess, since a comparable size splitter would have /less/ ranger than a C4.
Aric Datesman
Joined Sep 16, 2008
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Apr 9, 2013
I recently heard that Trango was going to stop producing the Splitter cam, I'm guessing it's because it sucks.

If you can find something else to spend the money on I think it would be wise, everyone needs a new rope at some point?!? What about a new helmet, the new ones have really nice forehead padding! How about upgrading your trad draws to something lighter??? A pair of pants to replace your beat out dickies???

Almost any time I "settle" for a piece of climbing gear I regret it, when I buy the best I use it for a long time and enjoy using it. Stuff is just stuff, but some stuff is nicer than other stuff.
GhaMby
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" recently heard that Trango was going to stop producing the Splitter cam, I'm guessing it's because it sucks."


If so, more likely it's due to low sales (Low sales however, because they sort of, SUCK... LOL!)
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The splitters are bad, but I actually really like my trango cams in the hand sizes. JohnWesely
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Apr 9, 2013
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Thanks for the advice. Ill probably end up just getting some other miscellaneous gear. kylekapp
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