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dencio


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it's already dec. 6th so I guess the madrocks are already out in the market. who among you already got themselves a pair(s) and how are they?

if they're really as good as the ads say then they're really a bargain. just wanna get some feedback first though



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Everyone keeps asking this, christ! Do a forum search and find the millions of threads about these stupid shoes.


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Don't worry about funktimonious, he works for Boreal or something and is mad that knowones talking up HIS shoes...



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jeez, i didn't have to do a forum search, man, I just looked at every single one of the million forums you kindly mentioned about and guess what? the total number of people who actually have the shoes and posted so far was just one...

why do you think the shoes are stupid?

have you tried them also already?

can you give some more specific feedback aside from them being stupid?

if you hate posts like these so much, why do you even bother to reply? ( the suject was as clear as day on the subject line, if you hated it so much, why did you even bother clicking on it? )

ooops, I'm sorry. you must be one of them hotshot climbers who already own a dozen or so pairs of shoes and a truckload of shiny gear. I apologize for taking so much of your precious time by reading my post. I confess, I made you click on my topic. I made you read it and made you all mad. It is also probably my fault that something is stuck up your @$$. so sorry again, please forgive me...

i won't do it again








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I hate it when people make me open threads, but not as much as I hate it when people make me stick stuff up my a$$. I think it very mature, however, that dencio would own up to this "forced entry", as it were, and apologize. Three Cheers for dencio!!!

As far as the shoes go... I'm buying the Mugens this weekend and when I get em I'll shed some light on thier "stupidness" or lack thereof.

tommy wilson
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OH MAN!!! I sooooo don't want to be in this thread, but since you forced me............ I'm getting the "Sharks" and the "Hooker Zips" today. I'll keep you "posted" (get it hahahaha oh s--- I crack myself up!)

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Since you are forcing me to answer you,

I just got my Hooker Zips yesterday and climbing in them last nite at the gym. The edging on them is great, the rim on the inside is great for smearing off of tiny nubbins (on a climb where I generally skid my shoes off of, held like glue), and the heel hook feels more positive. I did not get a chance to work the rubber on top of the front of the foot though to see how well that sticks.

They are a hair small, but my concern is that they will not stretch since they have all of that rubber. We will see over time, but I wonder if I should have gone a half size bigger. Oh well, I think I have a new favorite shoe.

Climb well,




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They are available to all Dec. 10.

spyder


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The shoes are f---ing dumb because, as I've said before, they're banking in gimicks to make money. Tons of new shoes come out every year, but no one gets all retarded over those because they're not full of useless crap that bored climbing-consumers can make out to be more than they actually are.

Whoa that's pretty cool, the "monitor" people censor profanity.

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You're still here funk? Wow... Thanks for the heads-up all who've tried the shoes. I look foward to reading more and trying the shoes for myself.


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The shoe geek is going to butt in here.

It's not every day that a whole new line of shoes comes out. Yes, every year all the big companies release a new model or 2, but this is an entirely new competitor. With exciting design and "shoe technology" and most importantly, a price that makes us all tingle. Obviously, someone stateside paid attention to the euro.com's that had been pulling U.S. consumers away from the ridonkulously overpriced version of the same product. And I for one appreciate that some shoe honcho is listening. My money talks.

So excuse us for drooling.

That said, I am going to shorelinemtn.com to pet the images of the Flash's. $69 climbing shoes. Aw, hellz.


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does mad rock have a website? I havent ben able to find a site that shows more than the side wiew of the shoes... are there any?


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www.madrockshoes.com

(go figure?)

they have a "3D" view of the Hooker


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http://www.madrockshoes.com/


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The site is http://www.madrockshoes.com.

I ordered mine the other day and I can't wait to try them out and see how all them new gimicks work. I dont really think the features of the shoe are gimicks, rather they are new ideas, a zipper pocket on the side of the shoe for temperary storage of your chewing gum would be a gimick, a new sole that works well on edging and smearing is a usefull idea. That doesnt mean that it will work as advertised but I'm going to find out for myself, as someone else said, the price is right.

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Hey, I had some "Roos" tennis shoes in Junior High that had a zippered pouch in them. I kept a quarter in one in case I ever needed to make a phone call.

I guess since I never needed that quarter it was just a gimick?

I suppose the only way to know if these are features or gimicks on these shoes is to try them out on several different climbs. But speculating is always fun, so lets not stop now!


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They look like cool shoes...
When I'm on the lookout for new shoes im going to give these a second look.

Most importantly, id like to know how the rubber compares to other shoes: 5.10/sportivas?


dencio


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" The shoes are f---ing dumb because, as I've said before, they're banking in gimicks to make money. "

since when was making money, by banking on gimmicks or otherwise, dumb? All this time I thought making money was smart... imagine how dumb I feel now

"Tons of new shoes come out every year, but no one gets all retarded over those because they're not full of useless crap that bored climbing-consumers can make out to be more than they actually are."

maybe you could start a thread on these tons of other new shoes that are chock-full of useful crap so that us bored climbing consumers can get all retarded over them too.

but then again, you'd read it and then you would probably flame yourself



duskerhu


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That was good dencio!

Ordered mine Monday night... I'm getting the Sharks and the Mugens...

...all for the price of 1 pair of Anasazi Velcros...

duskerhu


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(drool)aaaauuuuugggghhhhhhhh mugen's (/drool)

i ordered mine two weeks ago and madrock has informed me i have to wait another week or two!! the OUTRAGE. oh well, thats the price i have to pay for kick @$$ shoes

rj


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You all are so blind to your own weaknesses!


duskerhu


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funkti, why don't you just go away and wallow in your sorrow over your old re-soled Boreals...

There must be some other thread or topic you can boost your post count on and leave us to smear in the glory of our on-coming Mad Rocks!

If you hate them so much, WHY do you keep coming back here for more information on them?


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"You all are so blind to your own weaknesses"[i/]
Yes. Buying cheaper shoes with an apparent innovation (or two) is weak indeed. I realize that your referring to our seemingly puppet-like response to "hype" and "advertisement", but the fact remains that no other shoe company is making a better offer. The worst thing that will happen here is increased competition that will lower shoe prices across the board.

tommy wilson
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word up dencio how are people sizing them and is it working? thanks

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I was told by Joe at Mad Rock that the sizes should correlate to similar 5.10 models, since the same company used to make the lasts for 5.10.

Curt

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