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Alpha Sport Quickdraw 5 pack

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EAN:5031290202091
£75.00
MSRP £99.00
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Glossary - Hot forged close

Hot forging is a method used to form stock metal into complex shapes. For many years aluminium alloys have been the material of choice for climbing equipment as they are lighter and much easier to manipulate than comparable steels. For decades karabiners and many other products were made using a technique called cold forging, which isn't possible with steel. This essentially involves squashing 'cold' (room temperature) pieces of stock aluminium alloy with a mould, known as a die, under very large pressures until it takes the form of the mould.

Recently manufacturers have started to move towards hot forging which involves heating the alloy in a furnace before forging it. This makes it much more malleable and allows substantially more complex and subtle shapes to be moulded under higher pressures. Both of these techniques are known as drop forging, when huge a huge hammer is 'dropped' onto the material to create the pressure.

The major benefit for the end user is that equipment can be formed using the bare minimum amount of metal required, rather than using more primitive shapes, making it lighter (and in some cases stronger aswell). It also makes the application of heat treatments after the forging much easier to control, increasing consistency and, by extension, safety.

DMM Alpha Sport Quickdraws

The Alpha Sport is the ultimate solid gate sport climbing quick draw from DMM. Everything about the design has been tailored to guarantee a quick and comfortable clip, from the ridges on the spine for extra grip to the hot forged bent gate. If even the smooth action of the Alpha Sport won't get you through the next clip then extra wide quickdraw slings are easy to grab...

The Alpha Pro and Clip are also very safe karabiners. The keylock nose cannot get caught on bolts and the extra deep basket ensures that the bolt and rope are kept away from the gate. The variable width sling also tapers so that the karabiners are held snugly without the need for elastic bands.

  • Weight: 104g (for a 12cm quickdraw)
  • Strong and lightweight I Beam construction
  • Clean nose to reduce snagging
  • Hot Forged bent gate to aid clipping
  • Safer, deeper secure rope basket
  • Generous 8.5mm rope radius
  • Grooves in back for more secure handling
  • Made in UK

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