Introducing new FS Mini II, explaining it's new features.
Features of Metolius FS Mini II
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I’ve used these for difficult single pitch trad climbing and the difference in weight is noticeable. Being fully racked up feels like casting off on a sport pitch which has a significant effect on how fast you get pumped. Translation—cutting your rack weight nearly in half with the FS Mini II makes you climb harder. read the full review
in-depth technical review
The gate opening is 1 mm larger than before, at 18 mm. The Metolius team accomplished this by shortening the bottom of the carabiner, elongating the gate and increasing the length of the top basket. This also resulted in a steeper nose angle. This is particularly beneficial to ensure that whatever is clipped into the ‘biner slides to the spine where the strength of the carabiner is, instead of getting hung up on on the nose. read the full review
The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.