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  • #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.

    #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

    #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. 🙄

    #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.

    #588464
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Yeah, I guess not being able to plunge it sucks. It LOOKS cool at least, even if it is retarded 🙂

    #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

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