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Gear Talk: New Black Diamond Camalot X4

David Crothers July 10, 2012 Videos

Rumor has it that we’re about to see a new addition to Black Diamond’s Camalot family… A meeting is scheduled at the Summer Outdoor Retailer so we can check out Black Diamond’s latest camming arsenal. Meet the the Camalot X4 a 4-lobed camming device that features a protective Stacked Axel Technology. More information to follow soon.

Photo Cred: Black Diamond

A durable, versatile 4-lobed camming unit, the Camalot X4 combines our patent-pending Stacked Axle Technology with a narrow head-width and integrated cam springs to offer an unmatched expansion range than any small cam on the market. Aluminum armor beads protect the cable stem without compromising flexibility. The Camalot X4 is the missing link in the Camalot family of Black Diamond.

Photo Cred to Matt M at MP and discussion:—rumor/107687279__2#a_107692025

Wait for it…


  1. splitter choss July 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Not a rumor ;-)

  2. David Crothers July 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    How’s that look?

  3. adatesman July 12, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Looks like you swiped a pic from MP for your second photo and neglected to give proper attribution. The notes on that pic were from MattM@MP, in a post discussing a possibility for what BD means by “Stacked Axle”. Bad form, IMO.—rumor/107687279__2#a_107692025

  4. David Crothers July 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    You’re right, thanks for calling us out. The other photo came from the BD marketing guys.

  5. David Crothers July 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    another photo, just in case you wanted another:–Jf5HDkf/

  6. Adatesman July 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks. And frankly I think Matt swiped it from a BD press release… Anyway, I just wanted to clarify where the notes with the pic came from. Btw, there’s a new pic on MP now with a side view…

  7. Adatesman July 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Never mind, the new photo on mp is the One you linked above! :-)

  8. Scott August 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Stacked Axel Rose?

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