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THUNDER LIGHT

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: THUNDER LIGHT

Manufacturer: Cassin

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Page By: JScoles

Created/Edited: Sep 29, 2004 / Sep 29, 2004

Object ID: 1135

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Superlight ice screw with high durability and strength characteristics. Combining two different materials: aluminium and stainless steel, the steel tip insert and the angle of the teeth eases insertion into ice whilst the inner tube treatment eases removal. The handle is aluminium, ergonomic and easy to manage.


- 7075 aluminium alloy + stainless steel teeth insert
- Lightweight
- Easy to place with ergonomic handle

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JScolesUntitled Review

Voted 1/5

I had a chance to play with a pair of these last winter and I tried them out on a pitch. Ok they are light and the handles are colour coded and they do bite into the ice nice but what ruined them for me (besides the fact they have no speed knob) is the size of the hanger hole.

I was about 20m off the ground and just finished placing the 18cm version and was going to clip it with a draw when I discovered that the hanger hole was too small for the biner. Well that really pissed me off. I later tried some other biners with it and found fully half wouldn’t fit. Seems that Cassin screws like Cassin biners.

I do not really have to say much more then that. In my books this is not even a good screw and besides the small hole the hanger is very rather puny and could easily be bent when it is placed in hard ice. I rarely say this do not buy these you will be disappointed.
Posted Sep 29, 2004 5:33 pm

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