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Alex Quitiquit

Alex Quitiquit

Dat Wasatch Range

Alex Quitiquit's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Biking
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing
Surfing

Alex Quitiquit's Bio

Born and raised in the Wasatch, I'm a creature of rock, ice, and air.

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on April 29, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Teethhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - dig into soft stone.

I've taken the whip with these in Moab wingate and damn did it feel good.

These fit the same size ranges of other brands, but they are significantly lighter - when you rack up with a whole gang of these vs. camalots, you notice the difference.

Another feature that I've discovered is the ability to engage the trigger bar with one finger - times of desperation call for some desperate measures. Cant do that easily with a camalot

Strip down all the extra who hah and get with the lightweight times!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on April 28, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Got one of these to rock in the gym, and it does the trick quite nicely.

I got it specifically to leave in my gym bag so i wouldnt have to keep transferring my device from my crag pack to my gym bag and then keep forgetting it each time i went to the gym vice-versa.

It's low profile and simple classic tube style use is all you need a gym - if you're not into the whole gri gri thing like me.

JUL!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on April 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The City of Rock Idaho is infamous for it's amazing crack climbs, but the classics seem to share a very unique feature - they all start out with tapering, super small, and incipient cracks.

Alas, the BALLNUT!

Where no other pro could go (albeit you could nail a knifeblade, but who does that anymore?) - the ball nut comes to the rescue!

I've added a few of the sizes to my rack and its quite amazing how often i've checked the topo and decided to have em tag along.

Great for small aid pieces as well, as the camming action adds a bit of piece of mind more than a simple stopper!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on April 27, 2015

The Straight OG -
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm calling it. For the new-age touring world - this is the one ski to rule them all. No joke.

At 2.75 lbs per ski - a wooping 5.5 lbs per pair - with bindings (TLT radical Dynafit) - a clean 7 lbs. You're going to be HARDDD pressed to find a lighter set up that isn't meant for Rando racing.

I've got friends (and they know who they are) who are like crusty old men when it comes to lightweight touring skis - "they are toooo light, they won't perform!" "They are too floppy, no stiffness, I dont feel secure"

CARBON FIBER. mmmm crab-on fiber... Do yourself a favor and go get your hands on a pair of these and giv'r the classic Ski Shop flex test.

3 dimensional carbon construction gives these things the stiffness of a ski 5 times their weight. They hold an edge and stay tight, even when you lay into them on a sheet of hardpacked snow or ice. I've ripped Super G turns on groomers in these - in my 100 flex touring boots, and dynafits. They track stupid quick, and are sooo responsive I don't know how I survived without them before.

The 95 underfoot is an understatement. Probably closer to 99 - and they do a finneeee job in that pow pow good good.

And I haven't even mentioned the UPHILL.

Take two bags of marshmallows and strap them to your feet and go for a hike. You often can't even feel them on your feet - the glide action (especially coupled with a tech binding - which i can only recommend) is outstanding. There has been a noticeable decrease in my uphill times, as well as energy spent.

I've started linking tours together I never thought were feasible. I've up'ed the dawn patrol game - and these skis are a major reason why this has been possible.

They are also durable as anything else - i've crushed them on rocks, i've floated some smaller cliffs, i've strapped them to my pack and climbed 2000 feet of ridges to ski coulies.

These skis are dumb. I've put in probably close to 20k in vert on them and they haven't lost a bit of flex.

I implore you to stop slogging around on those leadweights. And get with the times.

Photo: Laying the edge on in Suicide Chute, Wasatch Range, UT - in prime hardpacked spring conditions.


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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on April 24, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This thing is sweeeeeet!

It can pass through the eye hole on a guide mode belay device, or through most chain links at anchors/belays.

It takes a little getting used to opening it with one hand but when it all comes together these things are pretty nice to have. No twisting or turning to lock and open -

Deflategate?

No.
Doublegate!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on April 23, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: 42.5

Scarpa = italian = knows what a foot looks like = knows how I'm going to use these = builds em like they see's em

I wouldn't bother buying another pair of shoes until these blow out. Which may be never, and i've got alpine climbing routes to attend to this summer.

Fit like a glove, but aren't restricting. Stickkkkky rubber, and low profile compared to other brand's approach shoes.

Get in them!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on April 22, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Had the chance to demo these bad boys in some pretty variable conditions.

They are effortless to ski really - being light and having such a small turn radius for their size - these things have pop! and can be maneuvered easily.

They float in softer snow and have less chatter than i expected at highhhh speeds. I went groomer bombing in these and was able to turn them over and fluidly pop rollovers with easeeee.

I'm not sure what all the fuss is about - these things rally.

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on April 21, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love me some brass!!

When things get small, and flarey, and a bit gripping, pop one of these bad boys in and wrench on it - it may get stuck for life, but your ankles will thank you later as you sail to the chains instead of rocketing into the dirt.

I bought two sets of these to have a good amount of brass betwee me and the ground!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on April 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

"Yo! Bro! Can I borrow your rack this weekend? I'm headed to the Creek!"

- you know the guy.

Don't be that guy.

This package has doubles in the slammer hand jam size - red, yellow, and smallish blue BD camalot equivalent for all you gear junky folks out there.

Andddd it looks like you get em a bit cheaper in this package than buying them as individuals!

I bought the set to triple up in the sizes, now I'm prince of the Creek!

Get your Desert Rat action on!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on April 17, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

This thing lives up to the hype.

My first impression was how maneuverable this jacket is. It has the feel of a lighter softer shell, but does not compromise for a minute on keep the whipping rain and snow from dampening your day.

I've been using it ski touring for about a month now and it has blown my mind. As I am on the up, I unzip the vents, and it feels like i am not really wearing anything. On the down, this thing wicks snow and water like a champ!

It stuffs down super small and compact and can be shoved into a pack for when the sun comes out... finally.

At this price I've yet to find a con - maybe the arms are a bit short by half an inch??

6 out of 5 stars.

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on April 2, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Grabbed a pile of these to start this early spring season we are having and have been reaching for them over my hodgepodge of draws.

These things make great "sending" draws on sport routes as they are light, and every ounce counts!

I've used them primarily for clipping cams long and stoppers on trad routes - once again, these light baby's make everything just click.

The goat !!!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on April 2, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For us dirtbags out there who want to climb walls, but not spend the bank on gear - Grivel haul bag to the rescue.

To be honest, the design does not actually lack that much against the BD alternative - a bit smaller, but it fits the kit for a 2 day push on walls in Zion. These things get beat up, so why spend all the cash on something that may get destroyed, dropped, lost etc.

If you are a big wall monkey - you may want to invest in the BD version - but if you're like me - and want to smash and grab - this thing will do the trick.

It also can serve a party cooler in a pinch - fits around 40 beers and ice.

Get in there!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on April 2, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For monthhsss I was toting around a lulu lemon bag ("borrowed" from my GF) - the razzing and stares finally got me to invest in a bag for my gym kit.

It clocks in at around 30 liters - and can carry a harness, shoes, gym rope, pair of extra clothes, chalk bag, knick knacks for activities,

Get with the times and re up - Ikea bags can only go so far.

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on March 16, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Had the chance to rip these out in the recent warm conditions here in the Wasatch and they crushed some foamy corn!

The rocker, built for powder, performed seemingly similar in corn and spring conditions - super buttery and playful. A little bit of the chatter in the morning on the ice, but i looked around and saw everybody besides that dude on his tuned up race skis chattering tips.

I'm 5'10 155 and I ripped the 172 - was a decent size but i may have wanted something a bit longer especially in wetter conditions for more speed!

The snow is prime in it's springish conditions! Can't wait to rip these in some powdaaa!!

MMMM corn chowdaaaa!

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on March 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 155 lbs
Size Purchased: 41.5

This is easily the most sensitive shoe i've ever worn. It performs exceptionally well in steeper terrain, and allows your toes and feet to literally "feel" the rock.

I found it was really easy to find ideal foot positioning on holds, be able to turn or maneuver my purchase and adjust my body positioning. It has made moves that I thought were impossible into the realm of possibility. Im all about that sensitivity when it comes to steeper climbing, and dropknees in these bad boys is like a sensory overload.

They run a little bit on the small size, so half size up may be ideal unless you like that super tight fit or like punishing yourself.

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Alex Quitiquitwrote a review of on March 12, 2015

5 5

Alas, a reform to the age old and time tested Cow Bells. The highly designed and more dynamic lock these bad boys provide have me reaching for them more than i had with my old hexagonal chocks!

They torque nicely in place, even in pretty much parallel sided cracks, and they hold! great for building anchors on alpine routes when you want to keep the weight down.

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