Bob Gray

Bob Gray

Moab, Wasatch Range, San Rafael Swell, Colorado Plateau

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Bob's Passions

Alpine Touring
Trad Climbing
Camping
Snowboarding
Hiking
Mountain Biking
Road Cycling
Alpine Skiing
Sport Climbing
Bouldering

Bob's Bio

= My Interests ==

Climbing
Skiing
Mountain Biking
Climbing
Road Cycling
Bouldering
Backcountry Skiing
Climbing
Camping
did I mention climbing?
Snowboarding is OK sometimes

Bob Gray

Bob Gray wrote a review of on July 14, 2012

Great Tent Weak stakes
4 5

I just spent the last three weeks living out of this tent and well.....Great tent, weak tent stakes. I ended up replacing the very bendable tent stakes right away, if you're trying to stake this to the ground with the stakes provided hopefully the ground is soft otherwise they won't hold up. Spend the extra couple bucks and get some beefier stakes. Otherwise the tent is great, plenty of room, holds up well in high winds (which we experienced in Yellowstone) and not bad to set up. Definitely geared more for car camping as it is kind of heavy. There are plenty of mesh pockets along the walls and places to hang lights in the ceiling. One more addition is some string that I placed in the ceiling to provide more places to hang things. It vents pretty well, but can become pretty hot inside on sunny days.

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Bob Gray wrote a review of on June 25, 2012

4 5

Just bought one at the end of last month and used it for a three week camping trip without issues. I have not removed the hose from the bladder so I am waiting to see if I have issues with the quick connect as well once I do. So far so good. Oh yea no more over tightening issues!

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Bob Gray wrote a review of on May 3, 2012

5 5

Footbeds are often the most overlooked part of any outdoor outing and often one of the most important. Your feet take you everywhere, why compromise with bad foot support? Most manufacturers provide the simplest or cheapest footbed in their shoes expecting most high end user to replace them with something more appropriate. Did you purchase those $350.00 boots and your feet still hurt, well maybe your footbed is to blame, not the boot itself. Replace those cheap inserts with something more suited for carrying your weight and provide needed support. These are an excellent example of a great footbed at a great price and they are custom moldable!

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Bob Gray wrote a review of on May 3, 2012

5 5

This is one the coolest things I take camping with me! It provides enough light for my tent perfectly almost like having a light switch in your tent. No more blasting your partner out with your headlamp, just place this in the middle and you have enough light easily for a four (or more) person tent. Battery life is ok too.

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Bob Gray wrote a review of on April 25, 2012

5 5

These things are great for training. They provide a different type of resistance because they require you to tighten your core when using them to prevent your body from swinging. I have a pull-up bar, but seldom use it since installing these. It takes some getting used to, but once you do they are some of the most effective holds I've found for increasing my strength quickly.

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Bob Gray wrote a review of on February 15, 2012

4 5

I really like the new version of this binding. The height adjustment changes are significantly easier than the previous version. I also use the older TLT vertical and these are much easier to use. The new flip system to adjust the height is way easier than the twist with your pole version the older dynafit bindings use. Dunno about the taking off the binding to switch from ski to walk, both of my dynafits require me to take the binding off in order to switch from ski to walk. You can, however, switch from walk to ski without taking them off. After using them for half this touring season on my Armada JJ's I am very pleased over all. These are definitely more for touring than serious skiing and I would not recommend trying to huck or to ski very sketchy terrain as they will not hold as tightly as a traditional skiing binding.

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Bob Gray wrote a review of on February 13, 2012

3 5

This is clearly not the same as the original grigri. Doesn't feed rope as well, rope can even get stuck when someone whips. Petzl has acknowledged the problem. http://www.petzl.com/en/outdoor/grigri-experience#GE-coincement

I've used the new one for a while now and I am disappointed overall. They need to go back to the drawing board on this one, the old model performed better.

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Bob Gray posted a video about on December 30, 2011

Climbing in my buddies garage during a low snow ski season trying to keep from going crazy until it snows more! The Mammut Samurai is ok, it has a very weird fit and makes your foot distort slightly. The shoes stretch a little so size accordingly. Also the tongue seems to always fold over making them very uncomfortable if you don't fix it before you start climbing. I give these shoes a MEH review.

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Bob Gray wrote a review of on November 9, 2011

5 5

When touring deep powder is your main course then there's no other ski that fits the bill. With a 120mm underfoot you'll float like a pontoon boat on a glass pond. My drifters are my first choice when it's deep. The rocker tip really makes a difference when breaking skin track as opposed to a traditional cambered ski.

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Bob Gray wrote a review of on October 3, 2011

Not recommended for Aid climbing
3 5

I would not recommend the 0.5 size for Aid climbing. I've had (2) in a row of these deform on the trigger shaft and allow the trigger to move past the stopping point making the cam lobes invert. The second linkcam deformed after only two placements. It's kinda scary to deal with when it happens Aid climbing. They should be fine for normal trad climbing as long as you don't step on your gear...see attached photo

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