Bud Martin

Bud Martin

Bozeman, MT

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Bud Martin

Bud Martin wrote a review of on September 28, 2010

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I have had a set of these for 7 months. The pros are a longer wire than BD's and the curved shape fits bulges well. The cons are that the smallest BD#5 equivalent is only rated to 4kN and the BD is 6kN, the curved shape doesn't work in uniform constrictions as well as the BD nuts and there are some gaps in the size range. For what you get I would recommend the BD Stoppers or the DMM Wallnuts over these. That being said, nuts are pretty simple and these would still hold a fall if placed correctly.

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Bud Martin wrote an answer about on April 29, 2010

After fiddling with mine, yes it is removable. The blue tubing comes out of the vent grille from the inside (this is why there is a cap attached to the inside). After pulling the orange piece out from the grey grille piece (from the zippered internal pouch) the whole blue tube slides out with some coaxing, leaving just the plastic grille piece with it's cap behind!

Now it is my go to summer climbing pack.

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Bud Martin wrote a question about on April 25, 2009

My girlfriend and I are looking for a pack for her. It is narrowed down to this pack and the Osprey Kestrel 48L. We are looking for a pack the is comfortable (obviously), and will hold enough for 4-5 day trips. I know both are smaller, 55L and 48L, but I don't mind carrying more stuff in my pack. I guess the real question I have is about the comfort of the two.

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Bud Martin

Bud Martin wrote an answer about on April 7, 2009

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From Wild Snow.com"If you've done much backcountry skiing, the first difference you'll notice about using Trekkers is the weight. A conventional alpine ski setup, combined with the Trekker, can yank at your feet like a torture of the Inquisition. I calculated one rig, using my heavy alpine skis, at over fourteen pounds per foot!"

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Bud Martin wrote an answer about on March 22, 2009

I would do just the opposite. I have skied more than fifty days on both the O1's and the Hammerheads. The Hammerheads offer WAY more control. I cannot stress how much more control it is. For the argument of switching cartridges on the O1/O2 the Hammerhead has five different positions that don't cost $50 to switch.

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