guhj wrote:mountainsandsound wrote:No UIAA cert? Don't think so.
Maybe you should read up on what that STANDART cert means, instead of just dismissing it. After all, certification often costs money, and that price can be a big part of the reason why a manufacturer does not choose to have their products certified.
Apparently you have not ever taken any whippers and presented a pretty ludicrous reason not to have such an intricate safety component of ones climbing protection rack "Certified" by the UIAA.
If these nuts are designed solely on the basis of fashion and for appearance only and not to be utilized in real world climbing situ's, than by all means, save yourself the money and not have them UIAA "cert'd".
On the other hand, if these nuts are to be utilized for the safety of the climbers using them as "Protection" if and when they "whip", then this company best spend the money required to get them "cert'd". The market for safe climbing equipment requires it.
Unless of course you have a death wish or just plain stupid.
Over and Out.