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crypplewrote a review of on May 10, 2015

1 5

I'm not happy with this carabiner at all. I bought it for use in the gym and crag to avoid cross loading that can happen, especially when frantically top roping (speed climbing etc). My first impression was that I liked it. It's light, well constructed and the plastic gate feels nice and solidago prevents the spring loaded auto lock from opening or twisting when closed. The problem is that the wire bail of an atc can jam on the plastic, preventing it from moving closer to the carabiner during a fall and therefore negating it's braking/friction properties. This happened once and I thought it was a fluke, after the third time of having to catch a much heavier climbing and literally support their weight with just the wrap on the carabiner while I tried to knock the atc free I gave up on it. For the record I had 2 other friends try it out while belaying and they had the same problems (so it's not my belay technique). In summary this would be great for very limited purposes (like grigri) but is quite frankly dangerous when using a conventional atc. The plastic can be removed but then the spine of the carabiner has grooves left exposed which could also cause problems (like if trying to clear a crossload). I can't recommend buying this carabiner and would return if I could. I also wouldn't climb with a belayer who was using one, it's just too risky.

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crypplewrote a review of on March 23, 2011

5 5

I had some issues with heel lift and ankle pain in my last (heavy) boots. These are super light and the hold on the heel is awesome. After some tweaking with my bindings they've resulted in a real nice ride. They are pretty stiff so if you're super into park they may not be the go, but I paired them with Burton Cartels (which are pretty flexy) and it's turned into a really nice combo. Very nice on the slopes, stiff but still very comfortable in the park. Very satisfied with these.

Cons: When walking the lace hooks tend to grab onto anything within reach, just make sure you pull your pants over them and you'll be sweet

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