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The iconic, symmetrical Black Diamond Oval is the proven biner for big walling due to its smooth, uniform shape that reduces carabiner shift.
- Uniform shape prevents shifting
- Large carrying capacity
- Proven symmetrical design
|Major Axis (kN)||18|
|Minor Axis (kN)||6|
|Open Gate (kN)||7|
|Gate Opening (mm)||18|
|UPC / Barcode||793661004349|
Rated 2 out of 5 stars. (3 customer reviews)
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Weak and heavy. Buy something else.By: John on 24 December 2013These may have been state-of-the art in the 60's, but there's no reason to buy them anymore. Why-oh-why is BD putting out a non-keylock solid gate biner thse days? You can get lighter, stronger, and more useful biners for a lower price. I do keep two old ones on my rack as "leaver-biners", for the sole purpose of leaving behind if I have to leave gear and retreat.
Good little workhorseBy: Patrick Donnelly on 7 June 2011I like the oval, use it when making top rope anchors or hauling gear,but really small opening.
Nasty, spend your money elsewhere.By: Adam Gibson on 25 May 2011I don't get how BD, makers of generally kick-arse gear keep putting out this oval. It's action is always rougher than it's main competitors, it's still got a hooked nose and a shitty gate opening. I'd have given it one star, but I've had the displeasure of using the previous model faders oval, which in it's screwgate incarnation I swear had a gate opening of 8mm. So I gave the BD oval 2 stars for being less shit than that. If you're saving pennies, buy kong ovals, if you've got the money, buy petzl ovals. If you're buying it as a gift for someone you don't like and will never climb with, maybe buy the BD.