Forums Splitboard Talk Forum I just saw the coolest new toy Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) Author Posts April 25, 2006 at 6:39 am #567781 BGnight 1382 Posts I was in a mountaineering shop oogling over things I can’t afford to buy and I saw this ice axe w/ a twist. It’s made by Petzl, is a glacier style axe and has an extendable ski pole out the bottom! Has anyone used one of these? I want one. What a cool idea. April 25, 2006 at 1:58 pm #588461 Shep 525 Posts I’m totally being a hater, but personallly, I think they suck. it’s the worst of both worlds… you can’t plunge it like an ice axe, and you can’t hold it comfortably for poleing like a real pole. 🙄 Maybe people who use a whippet will have a different opinion… Shep April 25, 2006 at 4:40 pm #588462 affix snow 521 Posts Im with shep…..although id go as far as saying, in my opinion, that thing is FUCKING RETARDED. But thats just me….im retarded. 🙄 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. April 26, 2006 at 6:14 pm #588464 BGnight 1382 Posts Yeah, I guess not being able to plunge it sucks. It LOOKS cool at least, even if it is retarded 🙂 April 27, 2006 at 1:51 am #588465 Shep 525 Posts Aw Crap! “Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.” – Mark Twain Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.