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G.P3842453 wrote an answer about on February 22, 2012

Dynafit Speed skins are mohair - Ascensions are nylon. Mohairs have much shorter/thinner plush, weigh less, fold up smaller, and glide easier. That said, they will not climb as steep, nor will they last as long as an ascension skin. I have yet to encounter a skin track so steep that the Stoke+Speed skin had any trouble, so other than the durability - the Dynafit skins are superior to the BD ones in every way for my use.

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G.P3842453 wrote a question about on October 1, 2010

Hi. I'm need of a boot to "fill the niche" so to speak between my La Sportiva Spantiks (great for cold weather mountaineering/expeditions but too warm and bulky/clumsy for really technical ice) and my old La Sportiva Makalus (very comfortable all around boots but not warm or stiff enough for early season or hard ice/mixed climbing).

Their primary use will be single day technical ice climbing trips, but they will also be used for the occasional multi-day alpine excursion in the Tetons or Canadian Rockies. I've no doubt that this is a solid boot for said purpose, and I'm a long time fan of Sportiva products, but I'd like to hear people's opinions on how these boots compare to others in the same category, particularly on technical waterfal and mixed ice. I'm namely eyeing: the Nepal Evo (can't find a bad review on this boot - it's heavier than the Trango though) and the Mammut Mammook GTX (very light and sexy looking boot - relatively new though so not a lot of reviews yet). Thanks!

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