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Gear Review

4 5

One tool fits all

Great as a one tool fits all solution; from vertical ice to long alpine climbs.
Only thing that will most likely eventually break on you are the adjustable-height grip rests. These need a re-design. If you hit them on a bulge of ice, they lever and crack at the bolt. This doesn't affect the integrity of the tool, just the grip rest.

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Yeah, agreed on the grip rests. I broke two of them before deciding to glue the nut into the recess to strengthen that weak point a little. I didn't glue the bolt head side though so I could still adjust if needed. Haven't broken another one yet...

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Update: I've now broken two more grip rests (total of 4). I am going to replace them with the BD strike. Otherwise I really like these tools