New Petzl Gear for 2013

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Re: New Petzl Gear for 2013

Postby caverdoug » Jul 13, 2012 3:07 pm

The Basic, Croll and Pantin all get stainless steel cams vs the current chrome steel.
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Re: New Petzl Gear for 2013

Postby Jeff Bartlett » Jul 13, 2012 3:11 pm

caverdoug wrote:The Basic, Croll and Pantin all get stainless steel cams vs the current chrome steel.

Doug, this gets better and better. Thanks for all of the detailed updates.
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Re: New Petzl Gear for 2013

Postby caverdoug » Jul 13, 2012 3:36 pm

Jeff Bartlett wrote:
caverdoug wrote:The Basic, Croll and Pantin all get stainless steel cams vs the current chrome steel.

Doug, this gets better and better. Thanks for all of the detailed updates.


Technically all of this was released early. It was not supposed to go public in the US until after the Summer Market in mid August. There are still some secrets though.
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Re: New Petzl Gear for 2013

Postby Lava » Jul 13, 2012 6:23 pm

Wow, this is great news. Doug, I take it that the new rounded top on the Basic is specifically for hand comfort when used as an upper ascender?
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Re: New Petzl Gear for 2013

Postby NZcaver » Jul 13, 2012 8:48 pm

Interesting info. Sounds good, at least on paper. If only trading-up to a more lightweight ascender meant less money instead of more... :big grin:
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Re: New Petzl Gear for 2013

Postby chh » Jul 15, 2012 8:58 am

Ooh. Cool about the SS plates and cams. I thought for sure that would make them heavier. How DID they do that? Not like the weight would matter to me, it's a better, more durable design. Seems worth the upgrade. Fortunately I've got 2 crolls right now, so I can hold till 2013 to replace them.
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Re: New Petzl Gear for 2013

Postby Downundercaver » Jul 16, 2012 10:18 am

Gear porn.... :clap: :clap:
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Re: New Petzl Gear for 2013

Postby JHCAVER » Jul 19, 2012 5:23 pm

The trios is around $430 so i'm certain the ultra vario is going to be much more! :yikes:
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