by MoapaPk » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:51 am
by Nitrox » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:24 pm
by MoapaPk » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:25 pm
Nitrox wrote:You can get flexible center bars from BD and Petzl. In fact, BD Contact crampons come with flexible bars. I get what you're saying though, unfortunately there isn't any uniformity in footwear and crampons.
by Nitrox » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:26 pm
MoapaPk wrote:Nitrox wrote:You can get flexible center bars from BD and Petzl. In fact, BD Contact crampons come with flexible bars. I get what you're saying though, unfortunately there isn't any uniformity in footwear and crampons.
I think this is a new trend-- I have older BD contacts and they have very stiff center bars. The G10s used to be similar, but the last pair I saw in a store had flexible bars. There is a new lighter version of the G10 ("lux") that is flexible and seems only to be offered in Britain.
by alpine345 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:51 am
by alpine345 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:09 am
by MoapaPk » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:16 am
alpine345 wrote:I use a Merrell "Sawtooth" http://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Product ... mensions=0 It takes a BD Contact just fine and climbs up to WI2 -AI2 and 5.6 rock. The sole stiffness is almost "3/4 shank"...way stiffer than about a half dozen similar competitors...And I use the yellow Scarpa Charmoz (non gore-tex) for more fire power (95 % rigid, 3 lb 2oz, mulaz sole)
by Nitrox » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:55 am
by MoapaPk » Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:46 am
by DukeJH » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:25 am
by kylenicolls » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:44 pm
by MoapaPk » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:06 pm
DukeJH wrote:Those look very similar to my Asolo TPS 520 GV. I use them with my Grivel G12 New Classic crampons and they work find on snow slopes up to 45 degrees. I've used this combination on the Wildstrubel Glacier and the glacier below the Ritter-Banner Saddle.
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