I’ve been clamping for just over three years now, with decent success. I had been using the same cable clamp all along when one day during a clamped bend - something I do against my curve - I hear a *POP* that scares the shit out of me. After the half-second of panic and the realization that there is no associated pain, I realize the cable clamp slipped one ratchet. After a couple of more clamping days like this and the same *POP* sound the clamp finally breaks for good. The retention clip broke off and the clamp is done..
Clearly the early *pops* were an indication of the impending failure of the clamp. I just had never heard of a clamp failing this way during PE. Anyone else experience this? For the record, I went right out and purchased a new clamp and I’m right back at it! :)