Forums Splitboard Talk Forum I just saw the coolest new toy Reply To: I just saw the coolest new toy April 26, 2006 at 12:15 am #588463 breschneid 35 Posts The snowscopic, i think it’s called. In interesting idea, but I agree with Shep. Limits the versatility of an ice axe. I think it also encourages people to lengthen the axe and use it as a walking stick, which defeats the purpose IMHO. If you’re in terrain that truly warrants an ice axe, i think its better to carry poles and a separate axe, even if its super short, lightweight, ski mountaineering sorta deal.