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JX Li

JX Liwrote a review of on June 25, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

The Futuras are soft and supple shoes. From what I've read, it's made of suede rather than synthetic rubber and it's the first pair of climbing shoes that I've found that's manage to fit true to my size.

My feet are around 256mm and I've never managed to fit into the correct size until I found the Futuras. However, after wearing them for a while, I would recommend that you keep going smaller until you can no longer physically fit into the shoes. This is because these shoes will expand quite a bit. My sizing is 40 and it fitted exactly when new but it has expanded since then. I should probably gone for a 39.5 as that's the smallest size I could get my feet into. It hurts but now I know after expansion it should fit like a glove like the size 40 when new.

I don't know if it's the shoes but I've flashed 4 of my projects since getting them. They have made me much more conscious of my footwork and it's very sensitive as advertised.

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JX Liwrote a review of on September 30, 2013

4 5

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

I was looking for longer draws and these were on clearance in the outlet and I got them for 40% off.

The carabiners are good sized, the keylock design on the anchor side ensures no snagging.

However, the anodising on the aluminium feels like those faux-silver on plastic toys, which I do not like. I have similar priced quickdraws from Mad Rock and BD and they are much better constructed and comes with dyneema slings.

The dogbones on these also show they've really been in the warehouse for a while, which I'm not surprised.

I would be upset if I had gotten these at full retail price. But at 40% off, they're ok and does the job they are intended to.

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JX Liwrote a review of on September 29, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's light and works as intended. I just wished the anchor was a keylock or hoodwire design as it can snag the anchor sometimes.

As the previous commentator mentions. $120 for a rack of 12 draws is awesome.

It's not apparent from the photo but the rope side features bent wire gates for easier clipping.

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JX Liwrote a review of on September 29, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Let's be realistic about what to expect from a $150 60m rope. You're not going to get bells and whistles. I was looking for a budget rope for gym climbing and this is fantastic. I got this during a sale for less than $110

8.8kN impact force makes for comfortable falls, I've caught a couple of falls on this and the climber can attest to the comfort.
It's supple out of the packaging and doesn't require much effort to uncoil and start using.

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