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 Post subject: Ice tools and Boards
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 5:59 pm 
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Ice season has pretty much past in the North East but I still have a question regarding the swinging of tools while carrying a board. My split is too fat to be carried tee pee style on my current bag and carrying the board vertically makes the back swing interesting. I shift my pack as I alternate swings, this works on easy grade 2 ice but wouldn't be fun on a long climb. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:40 am 
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Hey Dood....

I was thinkin maybe if you carried it Horizontally.......worth a try.

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 Post subject: Swingin' tools
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:14 am 
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You really should not be swinging ice tools directly over your head. Ice tools should be placed to the sides of your shoulders to have a more stable position, and to avoid ice chunks flying into your head/face. If you swing tools to the side you should not have any problems with a verticle carry of the board.


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 Post subject: Swingin' tools
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:15 am 
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You really should not be swinging ice tools directly over your head. Ice tools should be placed to the sides of your shoulders to have a more stable position, and to avoid ice chunks flying into your head/face. If you swing tools to the side you should not have any problems with a verticle carry of the board.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:04 am 
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I don't swing tools directly overhead, I just don't like the postion of my board while I swing. It may be how my pack carries the board but it seems my board ends up in the wrong places.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:12 am 
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when you attach your board to your pack try and make it as vertical as possible. when you stand up strait the board should be dead vertical or a litte tilted back at the top so it doesnt hit you head. there is a sweet spot that you need to find where it won't hit your head and won't clip your heels. make surre you compress the shit out of your pack w/board to tighten everything up. don't worry if you smack your board with a tool every once in a while...they like being beaten up.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:12 am 
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tooooo


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much


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coffeeeee!!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:29 am 
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Dacks!

You should post that picture of you climbing w/ your board on....i think in the trapdyke? I remember it from skifest.....REAL sweet!

Just a suggestion.....

PS....Ran into your Bro at Telefest At MRG in march....real nice guy.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:17 am 
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this one ?
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Thats the one! SWEEEET!

Im picking up ice tools for just such an occasion.

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Cool pic Dack...reminds me of home!

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