At the OR winter market Trango introduced one of the first major innovations in the climbing hardware market since advent of the double axle cam (BOSS_0405). The new product effectively doubled the useful range of a standard cam, but due to technical difficulties and some legal wrangling between Trango and Black Diamond Equipment concerning patent infringement, production was delayed.

BOSS contacted Malcolm Daly, Trango’s founder and President, who said that the company has “in principle and without admitting to any patent infringement” signed a licensing agreement with BDE and the ‘Maxi-Cam’ will be delivered to retailers in January.