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A Minniti

A Minniti

Prescott AZ; Aspen CO; Chicago IL

A Minniti's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Snowboarding
Biking
Skiing
Climbing

A Minniti

A Minniti posted an image about on May 15, 2010

Changed Man

I was a snowboarder, then someone taught me how to tele, then i bought these boots, and now i have a hard time deciding what to ride.
I love these boots. I enjoy the stiffness of them on the down, but love the flex they offer on the way up. the BOA lacing liner is phenomenal and i can tour for hours without wishing i was out of the boots. the only drawback to these boots is that the weigh a lot. they also overpower anything that is skinnier than 100 underfoot, in powder. but, they perform nicely when put on skinnier skis for corn, hard-pack, and fast on-piste skiing.
these also need a free pivot binding (BD 01), touring without one is torture.

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A Minniti

A Minniti posted an image about on May 15, 2010

Good Boating Shoe

I was looking for a shoe that can do a lot of boating and side canyon hiking, and i decided on this one. I liked the drainage system which performed exceptionally well and the grip the soles provided on rubber tubes was great. I found them to fit true to size and work great with or without socks. I found them to perform very well at scrambling around on rocks for scouts and side canyon hikes. i even used them for some light trail running and easier climbing.
I only have found a few issues with the shoe after about 6 months of fairly consistent use. the first being that, like RockyMtnHigh said, they do allow quite a bit of sand through, but with socks you don't really notice. the lacing system, although quick and can be cinched down tight, loosens after a while. the last thing that is a little bothersome is that the mesh on the sole drains breaks easily and will let in larger rocks. i can't feel these rocks, but i can hear them.
That all being said, the ones i own are the bottlecap and as far as i know the only thing that changed for the bottlecap 2 was the colors.

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A Minniti wrote a review of on November 20, 2009

4 5

I've been using this as my primary do-it-all harness for about a year now. It's pretty light and the adjustable leg loops and large waist let me layer up underneath it. It's supportive and breathes really well. The pre-threaded DoubleBack buckles make putting on and taking off the harness really easy. The main qualm i have with this harness is that the plastic thread that they use as the stitching on the coping of the harness has started to really irritate my skin when not wearing a shirt. Also, as many other reviewers have said, the sizing is a little off (it runs a bit large). Overall a great do-it-all harness.

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A Minniti wrote a review of on July 14, 2009

4 5

The lightweight, fairly durable rope is great for sport and trad climbing. Its downfall is that it's sheath is a little weak and picks up dirt like a magnet. I've only had the rope for a few months, love it, but it's now an off yellow and has many little sheath frays that proves how much dirt it picks up and the weakness of the sheath. (i use a rope tarp every time) I really like the rope and sugest it for a good first rope.

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A Minniti wrote a review of on July 14, 2009

4 5

I really like this Daisy Chain, but for use as a personal anchor I prefer the Metolius PAS (Personal Anchor System). The main drawback with the Daisy Chain is that it is very easy to clip it in a manner that could lead to a very painful fall. That, and that each loop is only rated to a strength of body weight, that means that if it is shock loaded, it will break, breaking each loop untill it meets the main loop where it could break, but would definately cause damage to yourself.

Bottom Line: Look on BD's website for proper clipping and if your planning on using this as a personal anchor, go with the Metolius PAS (much safer).

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A Minniti wrote a review of on June 22, 2009

4 5

These are great quickdraws on their own... put six in a pack and you've got a great rack starter. I use them on sport routes and to clip to gear. They're fairly light and practical for the price range. Bent gate on bottom makes for very easy clipping.
Only drawbacks:
1)Kind of heavy compared to some quickdraws
2)carabiners can get hung up on harness or gear (remedy by replacing top carabiner with a keylock carabiner)

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