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    Nite-ize S biner

    I just picked up a couple plastic S biners. #2s are good for 10#s, and #4s are good for 25#s. My scale is not sensitive enough to get a true weight. Do any of you have these, and do you know the weight?
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    Oh, I've been waiting for someone to ask that question!
    They are the same weight! At least, on my scale but it only goes to a tenth (0.1) of an ounce. If memory serves, both were 0.4oz. Not sure of the benefit now.
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    Ah man, i thought you were asking about the 9s. See? Told you I was excited.
    Anyway the plastic 9s and the metal ones are the same.

    I need to learn to read better. Sorry for the distraction!
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    Yeah, I saw those too. It is good to know that they are the same weight.
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    Hmm, I haven't seen plastic S-biners. I'm wondering if NiteIze did a recall, though. I was told by the guy at Home Depot that they were all pulled. He didn't use the word "recall" (I forget how he explained it) but it sounded like a mfgr thing.

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    Some "brain surgeon" probably tried to use the plastic ones for climbing.

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    They were only pulled from Home Depots that had them on end-caps. Some HD's (like every one around Atlanta) have dedicated spaces for the nite ize products in their ropes sections. Those weren't pulled, which means I couldn't get the mega-discounted prices some HF members reported.

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    Well, I found these at REI. I grabbed the last three off of the shelf. I am not crazy about the color, peach and purple, but I wanted to try them out.They also had the plastic Fig 9s in a 4 pack with eight foot reflective guy lines. I believe they also had the MSR plastic Fig 9 pack.

    I am very eager to hear everyone's results and opinions. I tied 25# weight to the #4, and it held fine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustardman View Post
    They were only pulled from Home Depots that had them on end-caps. Some HD's (like every one around Atlanta) have dedicated spaces for the nite ize products in their ropes sections. Those weren't pulled, which means I couldn't get the mega-discounted prices some HF members reported.
    They have disappeared from all of the HDs in the Dallas area that I have checked.
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