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A couple of years ago we decided to expand our cam range by producing a single stem design with a dual axle. A simple enough proposal you might think, but not if you want to make a cam that would stand head and shoulders above the rest. The main advantage of the single stem design with two axles is that it allows a greater range for each camming unit. We have kept Ray Jardine's original 13.75Adeg constant camming angle, which gives the perfect balance between holding power and range. The benefits of this increased range are obvious, but we knew we could push things to another level by focusing on other aspects of the design. By introducing the hot forging process for the cam lobes (in sizes 1 to 6) we were able to produce a highly sophisticated shape in A6082 alloy for the added bite, and make significant weight savings. We have used strong springs to make the cam sit more securely, it also means they are more resistant to being pulled out of slippy placements and the potential for 'walking' is reduced. Regardless of all these technical advantages, the really amazing thing is how these cams feel in your hands. In terms of handling qualities and ease of use Dragon Cams are a true revelation. Part of that is down to the patented lightweight forged thumb grip. The grip and trigger combination sits perfectly in the hand. Even when you're really pumped, or wearing full winter gloves it handles like a dream. It also incorporates the double extendable 8mm Dyneema sling which means you only need one biner for each cam placement - another significant weight saving. We pulled out all the stops to produce this is beautiful piece of kit and it really shows. The Dragon Cams are a perfect blend of strength, lightness and function; put simply they are a joy to use. The exttendable webbing loop allows for less rope drag from deep placements. The single stem is quite sturdy and easy action is key for placing the cams at various angles. The trigger is made well for ease of cleaning as well as placement. Features A lightweight single stem cam with dual axles. Special thumb grip and trigger bar for easy handling Hot forged cam lobes to reduce weight A6082 cam lobes for added bite Original 13.75Adeg camming angle 14kN in passive position (sizes 1-6) Fitted with extendable 8mm Dyneema slings Colour coded to help you make a speedy identification
The DMM Dragon Anodized Cams use a double-axle design to provide an incredibly high expansion range that standard cams simply can't match. This means that you have to carry fewer cams to cover the range of crack sizes on a given pitch, and you're more likely to grab the correct size when you're desperately trying to get in a piece at the crux. DMM added an extendable sling to this cam so as to let you adjust length for reduced rope drag on meandering pitches. As one of the most versatile camming devices available, the Dragon Cams are hard to beat. This set includes sizes 1-5.
The new DMM Dragon Cams bring quality and performance together in a unit with greater range and lighter weight.
The Dragon Cam from DMM is a patented twin axle, single stem camming device that is a great mainstream cam for traditional climbing. The cams use a single stem with hot forged cam lobes mounted on a dual axle. The 13.75 constant camming angle maximises holding power without compromising range, while the extendable, double dyneema sling saves on quickdraws and reduces the weight of your rack.The cams use relatively strong springs - this means the units feel slightly harder to retract, but the advantages are worth it: they will sit more securely in placements, they will have improved resistance to being pulled out of low friction placements and they will walk less. The stem uses 5.5mm stainless steel wire cover in a hydrolised nylon sleeve. The nylon sleeve rotates freely to reduce abrasion damage and gives the units really good flexibility. Additionally, DMM used very short terminations to further increase flexibility. Thus when the cams are placed in shallow, vertical or horizontal cracks the units are less likely to be levered out of the placement.