Jared Downswrote a review of CAMP USA - Cassin Blade Runner Crampon on April 14, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These are my favorite crampons for ice climbing. I've got a pair of BD Cyborg Pro's and a pair of Blade Runners and use the Cyborg Pro's solely as a loaner pair now.
I'm a big fan of the mono point on these. When I kick ice I don't get as much ice fracturing off in chunks as when I kick ice with the cyborg pros when set up as dual points. I primarily climb with these as a mono point.
Engaging Next Set of Points:
This is where the feeling of security comes in when you drop your heels in these and engage the two sets of points behind the main mono point. This means I've got 5 potential points of contacts compared to 3 or 4 on other crampons or my Cyborg Pro's.
Adjusting the sizing on these is pretty easy. On my last trip we headed to Ouray for a week and letting a buddy or my lady borrow them for the day wasn't a hassle with a massive amount of work to adjust the size. It was super easy to adjust the length of the crampons and nice that the heel piece and linking bar are one piece, so the crampon doesn't fall apart when fiddling around with sizing.
Size 1: Eur 37-46
Size 2: Eur 40-49
I've got a pair of Scarpa Alien's that these work well with, I use them with my Arc'teryx Acrux boots, an old pair of Lowa Latok's. These work well with any boot.
I'm a huge fan of these crampons, feel free to drop me an email if you've got any questions!