Hey! Spoke to a Petzl guy at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc in Chamonix almost a month ago about the new Nomics, according to him they were to be released in October so it was a nice surprise when a friend in Scotland texted me last week and told me that Needlesports had just received some. Mailed them right away and the next day a pair were heading for Sweden!
Decided to take some pictures of Petzl's solution to the breaking pommels from last year(more about that issue on ColdThistle)
What Petzl have done is to mill a slot for a small piece of stainless, Cr-Mo or some other "harder" metall into the soft alumnium. They also increased the size of the thooth quite a bit. Should definately be strong enough even for the 100kg+ drytooling brutes!
Hopefully I'll get a chance to try them out on rock in the middle of next week and on ice sometime during the next month! Need to pimp them out aswell with some tape, lightweight hammers from ColdThistle tools and reliable leashes!