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jca3576315 wrote a review of on April 8, 2013

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

So far so good, had them for about a week now. First impression is that they are a Miura VS with a Toe Cap :) which is awesome! Super tight, still not even close to being broken in but they edge like champions.
There is an audible "squish" as you get them on....love the fit, no dead space.

I wear a 37.5 in the miura VS and a 38 in these. My street shoe is a 7.5

Adding to the review... been climbing in them for almost a year now? My toes still aren't totally happy with the toe box, they definitely make my toes bleed after super long sessions. All in all, my next pair will be another pair of Miura VS.

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jca3576315 wrote a review of on September 27, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So I got this purdy little knife for 70 bucks a few months ago and have been carrying it daily since. I was really drawn to it because of the aluminum scales and the size. I love the size, its small and light, works perfect for small tasks like cutting a lime, opening letters, and other small daily tasks. The quality is decent, but it is NO Benchmade. The action just isnt as smooth, even when well lubricated. If forced to pay the $108 msrp, i would have purchased a mini-griptialian.

My biggest 2 dislikes...
1) as a climber, sometimes I have some super sensitive finger tips after a day on the rocks...the lock mechanism is very sharp...not sure why they thought a harsh square edge was a good idea.
2) Closing the blade is jerky, seems the cam could have been better designed.

I am still a Benchmade guy, but this SOG has done well for me. It's not perfect, but for a super small EDC blade, I am pretty happy with it.

I would like to add, the clip is terrible...It has a very nice ride, low in your pocket, but I seem to catch it on everything and its beginning to fatigue....did not have this issue with my Benchmade...

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jca3576315 wrote a review of on January 18, 2012

5 5

I dig it, a little tough to use on rough stuff, but it's the perfect little guy to carry for light stuff or for emergencies on your harness. It's about the size I your pinkey finger and super sharp!

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jca3576315 wrote an answer about on November 28, 2010

the TRS has an extruded base so it wont be as fast but you will be able to skip a day or too on wax. It will be a little softer than a T.Rice so it will be able to kill it in the park a little. Will handle kickers, pow, and groomers.

The T.Rice just goes big. Sintered base is super fast, you will need to keep up on waxing though. A little stiffer than the TRS so it can handle big kickers and will go as fast as your willing to go and handle it with ease. The board is made to go huge and kill it in powder.
I personally ride Last years Trice with BTX and the Trice from 2006 with just MTX.

Altered genetics is sick, has a sweet combo wood core, but is more directional, where the TRS and Trice are more twin shape. Nicest, highest quality board Gnu makes, I would stay away unless you know you want it.

You will have way more fun with a TRS, a T.Rice would be more than you need, and the Altered Genetics wouldnt be as fun.

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jca3576315 wrote an answer about on January 5, 2010

my brother rides box scratcher all mountain, kicks ass in park and handles well all over. super flexy and fun. nana is def designed a little more for all mountain than the scratcher tho.

main difference between box scratcher and banana, scratcher has a stiffer banana to handle more rails.

He says it handles pow well (its pretty wide)

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