Michael Hassey

Michael Hassey

New England

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Tied in for the first time in 1977. Still clipping

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Michael Hassey

Michael Hassey wrote a review of on January 11, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Sure. Grab some leather work gloves at the hardware store and pop a clip 'em up hole in them - or - spend twice as much or more on these. I have done the former and have now done the latter -
These are nice. Quality components, great fit. A treat. Worth it if you have the $.

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Michael Hassey

Michael Hassey wrote a review of on January 11, 2013

5 5

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

For the weight? Space? Cost? for what it provides? I agree that it is essential kit. This combined with a microtraxion and a pulley is SO useful . Sure - you may not need it - but when you do...
And also agreed. These are not ascenders for regular duty. If I never have to use them then that's a good thing. I still carry them though.. Thats a smart thing.

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Michael Hassey

Michael Hassey wrote a review of on January 11, 2013

5 5

I am old school. Built my first trad rack in 1976 - that's a way to say I have had a lot of binners, gear, rack. These are what they are advertised as - advanced forging mono wire gate ultra light carabiners. A big/small combo draw weighs in at about the same as a single old school Chouinard D on my rack. That is a take notice savings of weight. As others have said in various ways - there is no free lunch - you loose the old school durability - the small is, well, rather small and takes getting used to. For what they are, what they are built to do - I beleive the represent the state of the art and are REALLY cool enginerring. There is a place on anyones rack for a half dozen of the small / large combo's IMHO.

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