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Deling Ren

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Deling Ren

Deling Renwrote a review of on April 8, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

My wife has used it once for an overnight trip. The skin sticks very well with a heavy pack on a moderate slope (blue-blackish run, 30 degrees). The tension is continuously adjustable, unlike the BD skins. The only minor nuance is there is no way to tuck in the tail strap. It's rather not functional and the only person who would notice is the person behind you.

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Deling Renwrote a review of on April 2, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have skied about 40 days in them and I'm getting a new pair for my wife's skis. Radical is perfect if you are looking for lightweight bindings without sacrificing downhill performance.
They are a nice balance for an alpine setting. The DIN setting of 4-10 is sufficient for even a big aggressive skier unless you jump off cliffs regularly. They are slightly heavier than the Speed version but I like the fact that they come with brakes, which gives me some peace of mind when transitioning in a tight and slant spot. I had skied in a Fritschi binding for a few seasons before and when I first converted, I was a little suspicion about the downhill performance. That suspicion has been completely eliminated after a few runs.

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Deling Renwrote a question about on March 10, 2015

Spacers?
In my two previous setups, I have always used B&D crampons. The nice thing about B&D is they have spacers so that they will have more purchase into the snow when the riser is up. See attached picture.
Those two holes on these Dynafit bindings seem to be designed for spacers. Does anyone know if there are any aftermarket spacers for them?

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Deling Renwrote a review of on August 16, 2012

5 5

I had worn out a pair of high gaiters a couple of seasons ago and started using these low gaiters. They are super lightweight and are sufficient for summer climbing when you are not post-holing all the time. They are excellent for lightweight mountaineering.

They are not gore-tex but I never had problem with their water-proof-ness. I use them on glaciers all the time. As long as the boots are water proof, the gaiters are not a problem. If the boots are not water proof, the gaiters are the least of your concern.

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Deling Renwrote a review of on February 10, 2010

5 5

I have used these crampons on about 20 climbs so far, including Rainier, Hood, Baker, Little Tahoma, even more technicl Mt Jefferson Jeff Park glacier route. I haven't had any problems with them. I have used Stubai and CAMP lightweight crampons too but still love Grivel. I removed the antibott plates to save weight. No they are not designed to climb on steep ice. Get a pair of G12 or G14 for that purpose.

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Deling Renwrote a review of on September 12, 2009

3 5

I have owned it for one season and have worn it to the top of Jefferson, Hood, Rainier, Baker, Shuksan, Eldorado, little T and some other local peaks. They won't weigh your feet down. If you want something warmer, however, e.g. Mt Rainier in the winter/spring, I'd recommend La Sportiva Glacier.

My only complaints is these boots don't stand much abuse. Mine have already shown signs of wear and tear after one season. I had to glue the rands on both boots. I have been wearing them pretty much every weekend since spring though.

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Deling Renwrote a review of on September 12, 2009

4 5

Pro: feather light. 23g is THE lightest biner you can find on the market today.

Con: clearance is a little low. Not really a con though. Considering the size, that's expected.

It's an ideal biner for clipping to the pro end. I do not recommend using it on the rope end though. I also do not recommend using it on the snow when you have to handle the gears wearing gloves.

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