Ben Sukow

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Ben Sukow

Ben Sukow wrote a review of on April 26, 2012

4 5

This pump feels sturdy, has an easily read pressure gauge, and the bleed valve is a nice touch. I've found the nozzle to be a bit finicky with presta values, I usually need to mess with it two or three times before air starts to go into the tires instead of pressurizing the hose. Once the valve is on correctly, tires inflate quickly and easily.

It would be nice if some basic instructions where included with the pump, as initially it's unclear how it works with different valve types.

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Ben Sukow wrote a review of on August 25, 2008

4 5

I bought this as a lightweight ski mountaineering tool - basically, the hassle of carrying an ice axe had gotten to the point where I typically just didn't carry one, and was instead relying on whippets as a primary snow climbing tool. While whippets are great in many applications, they don't exactly offer the security of an ice axe in situations requiring a self belay, nor is a whippet very good at tunneling through a cornice.

I've been really happy with the Corsa. It's incredibly light and compact so that it's not an inconvenience to carry, and really useful in situations where an ice axe is useful. If I hadn't already owned a good quality axe, I probably would have opted instead for a short, lightweight Black Diamond or Grivel axe with a steel head, as the Corsa's aluminum head is laughable.

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Ben Sukow wrote a question about on March 20, 2008

How would the electronic compass, temperature, and inclinometer make your search more accurate as stated in the description? Sure, those features can be quite useful for avoiding the need to do a search in the first place, bug I'd certainly hope any partners I was skiing with would not be monkeying around with them if the worst happened and I was caught and buried by a slide.

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