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punk


Oct 24, 2002, 7:58 AM
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I was wondering if any of u sawed off the little nubbin on the bottom of the rages handle and if so what is your experience Im too chicken to saw mine…although I am heavily contemplating …

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dude saw them off.
Those things annoy the s--- out of me.
But I can't say I have done it to mine, but have heavily contemplated it. I think the most important thing is a good clean cut, with a smooth finish. My friend is a machinist and I was thinking he could do it.
The nubbin is only good if your barehanded, it is too small for gloves.
SAW THEM OFF and let me know how it goes.


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Stevo,
SMAAAAAAAAAAAART!!!!!!!!!!


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I guess it depends on your technique. Especially on long routes, I like to mantle up on my tools. I get twice as much height gain from each swing that way and minimize fatigue. For this technique it's nice to have a bit of bite on the front of the bottom spike to keep the tool stable side-to-side when applying weight from the top.

I'd still probably chop the spike so it's useful for plunging in snow, but I'd put a serrated, grippy edge on the front of it, rather than a smooth edge.

(disregard, obviously, for straight shafted tools)


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thanks for the correction


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