Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw.
The Black Diamond HotWire is a versatile biner to increase your efficiency in climbing. This offers a fast, super-smooth clipping of ropes during climbing or any rope intensive activity. The Positron's keylock gate won't catch on bolts or stoppers, making it snag-free. The lightweight HotWire's large gate opening and basket size make clipping a breeze. The durable Dynex dogbone that features a straightjacket insert keeps the bottom biner in its optimal position. This piece of equipment allow the climbing rope to run freely through bolt anchors or other protection while leading. This eliminates gate flutter and it won t freeze up in alpine or cold temperate areas. The intricate shape, size and strength ratings make this item a must-have in your outdoor backpack. This Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw set lets you climb, clip, and clean with ease. Get it now.
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The Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw knows all about that special connection between two individuals who are just meant to be together. The individuals in question? A hot-forged Nitron straight-gate carabiner and a hot-forged HotWire carabiner, held together by the sheer power of opposites attracting (and a 14mm Dynex dogbone, which also features a straitjacket insert). The Nitron also brings its snag-free, hassle-free functionality to the quickdraw, while the HotWire offers a large rope-bearing surface and a flat gate-to-rope interface for optimal use.
• HotWire`s wiregate eliminates gate flutter and won`t freeze up.
• Nitron`s keylock nose eases clipping and cleaning.
• Weight: 91 g, 3.2 oz.
• Closed Gate Strength: [Top] 24 kN, 5395 lbf; [Bottom] 24 kN, 5395 lbf.
• Open Gate Strength: [Top] 8 kN, 1798 lbf; [Bottom] 8 kN, 1798 lbf.
• Minor Axis Strength: [Top] 8 kN, 1798 lbf; [Bottom] 7 kN, 1574 lbf.
• Gate Opening: [Top] 22 mm, 0.86 in; [Bottom] 25 mm, 1.0 in.
• Dogbone/Runner Strength: 22 kN, 4946 lbf.
*All sales final on climbing gear, due to the nature of the sport.*
Country of Origin: Imported
The lightweight Black Diamond HotWire® quickdraw set lets you climb, clip and clean with ease.
|Carabiner Type:||Wire Gate Biner|
|Closed Gate Strength:||[Top] 24 kN, 5395 lbf; [Bottom] 24 kN, 5395 lbf|
|Dogbone:||14 mm Dynex dogbone is light, durable and easy to grab|
|Dogbone/Runner Strength:||22 kN / 4,946 lbf|
|Gate Opening:||22 mm (top); 25 mm (bottom)|
|Gate Opening Measurement:||[Top] 22 mm, 0.86 in; [Bottom] 25 mm, 1.0 in|
|Gate opeining:||Top - 22 mm / 0.86 in|
|Gate open clearance:||22 / 25 millimeters|
|Major Axis Strength (Closed):||24 kN (top); 24 kN (bottom)|
|Major Axis Strength (Open):||8 kN (top; 8 kN (bottom)|
|Major Axis kN:||Top: 24 kN; Bottom: 24 kN|
|Minor Axis Strength:||[Top] 8 kN, 1798 lbf; [Bottom] 7 kN, 1574 lbf|
|Minor Axis kN:||Top: 8 kN; Bottom: 7 kN|
|Open Gate Strength:||[Top] 8 kN, 1798 lbf; [Bottom] 8 kN, 1798 lbf|
|Open Strength kN:||Top: 8 kN; Bottom: 8 kN|
|Runner/Dogbone Strength:||22 kN, 4946 lbf|
|Strength major axis closed:||24 / 24 kilonewtons|
|Strength major axis open:||8 / 9 kilonewtons|
|Strength minor axis:||8 / 7 kilonewtons|
|Weight:||3.2 oz / 91 g|
|Weight (Grams):||91 g|
|Black Diamond HotWire Quickdraw-12 cm||$14.36 - $17.90|
|Black Diamond HotWire||$7.95 - $10.95|
|Black Diamond Hotwire Carabiner||$6.36 - $7.99|
|Black Diamond FreeWire Quickdraw||$8.99 - $14.00|
These are great quickdraws. The nitron 'biner on the top is pretty light for a full size cylinder-gate, and is super easy to handle (fits nice in the hand). It is basically just a lighter, overall smoother and better version of the BD positron (and you all know how solid those puppies are). The hotwire has about the smoothest gate on any wire gate 'biner around, making for some easy clips when you're pumped out of your mind. The dogbone, after BD upped it to 14mm, is surprisingly easy to grab, and doesn't twist. The 10mm was too skinny in the past for anything but superlight 'draws like the oz, but these seem to bridge the gap between the fat and the super skinny dogbones. Not the absolute lightest draw out there, but still really light, and they just feel good in the hand and in use. Highly recommended!
These are the only draws i have ever owned. My friends have tried lots of different options, and i still prefer mine. The keylock nose on the bolt side is a must for cleaning steep climbs, and the wire gate clips very well. The biners are not so small that they're annoying to clip, but not so big to be clunky on your rack.
I have the old, skinnier dog bones, but love them and have had no issues with durability. Only after 6 seasons have the started to show even small amounts of wear. I plan on replacing my old set with a new set when the time comes.
Great piece of climbing equipment, they keep people off the ground! The only thing I don't like about them and the reason I use Petzl draws now is because when you use these on an overhanging climb where the draw is hanging freely, they are not stable. They twist really easy, granted mine have been on their fair share of climbs, but it's the only thing I personally don't like. I know BD does make draws with wider dogbones - who knows, maybe for this reason. I do think it could be I just need to replace the dogbones and problem solved!
These are great quickdraws. My #1 is the Petzl Spirit draws and my #2 is the BD LiveWire. These are a fantastic quickdraw, however, for $5 cheaper than the previous 2 mentioned... making this my favorite "high-end/still sort-of value" quickdraw. Only 4 stars because of a lack of sling size choices, and the fact that the Dyneema slings tend to twist in certain situations. They clip smooth and crisp and the orange looks dang sexy on the wall. I'd recommend these to anyone looking to upgrade to solid, higher-end quickdraws that wont completely break the bank.
People will tell you to get the petzl spirit set for sport climbing. I like the spirit but honestly I think its a toss up with these new hotwire sets. I prefer a wiregate for rope clips so this is a great set up for me. I have a few spirit/hotwire combos as well but I love the new nitron biner so this set is perfect. Also, I think the dogbones on these hotwires are a perfect thickness. You also save 5-6 bucks a quickdraw when you go black diamond. These are my standard sport draw.
I picked a few of these up not realizing at first how different they are, but I was more than pleased. They are super lightweight and one of the easiest draws to clip with as well. The dogbone is also great, very easy to grab and doesn't have the tendency to twist up compared to the thinner ones. If I had the money I would I buy 100. Overall a great product, and the orange is just a kick butt color too!
Upgraded to these bad boys this spring to replace my old wildcountry wild-wire's. I am really impressed with the thicker dogbone. It adds to the handling of the draw, but doesn't add much extra weight. These draws are perfect if you are a multi-faceted climber who is climbing trad one day, and sport the next. I definitely recommend these draws!
These draws make good use for stick clipping in fact that's about all I use the one of theses that I have. If you end up taking it further up the route don't worry its just about as heavy as the hood wire draws or any other black diamond draws.