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Paul Mourer

Paul Mourer

Paul Mourer

Paul Mourerwrote a review of on February 10, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have friends who have both this and the BD guide device. After bouncing back and forth forever about what to buy for myself, I opted for petzl for a couple reasons: the wider opening for lowering ( which the newest BD now has), the orientation of the guide ring, its pretty light, and hey its petzl and its expensive and i dont own anything petzl. A deal came up and i sprang for it. Have used it for about 10 days in red rocks for multipitch climbing in addition to some light use for cragging and i'm hesitant to say i hate it, but i see no advantages to it. it's lighter -- by how much honestly? and in comparison to the 10 cams, lunch and water etc im carrying i dont think i notice. Also, the tubes on this thing are unbelievably narrow. I was stuck cranking a 9.8 petzl and 10.2 glider through this thing and even the 9.8 was horrific. I would not reccomend using anything other than half/twin ropes with this device for guide mode. gym ropes are next to impossible. Also, there isn't much wear yet, although a lot more than i expected; but the wear that is forming is clearly going to form some real sharp edges -- something i've noticed black diamond devices don't seem to develop.



Paul Mourer

Paul Mourerwrote a review of on December 9, 2012

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

they seem sturdy enough and they are glasses and they are cheap. Im not sure much else to expect from glasses in this kind of price range, so i felt like i got what i expected. As mentioned below they do cause some minor aberrations in low light with focused light sources such as headlights and streetlights. I have not found it to be that bothersome though. Pretty comfortable, tight enough on my face, not sure what else.