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Mitchel5150


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Which would you suggest i buy? Asana or Organic? thanks!


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Mitchel5150 wrote:
Which would you suggest i buy? Asana or Organic? thanks!

You're kidding?

Have a look at the last half dozen crash pad threads and have a wild guess what the answer will be.


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no im actually not kidding. Asana isnt talked about much so I asked a question. If you dont like the question feel free to click the back button. Anyone else with oppinions?


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Most of the people on here will tell you to buy an Organic.

I will be in that majority and tell you to buy an Organic.


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I agree. I haven't used an Asana pad, but I have landed on an organic many times and there is no way you will not be satisfied. I am 99.9% certain that you will not find a better pad for the money.


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Look mate, don't get worked up. I wasn't having a go at you. If anything I was having a go at the forum.

You could call this forum the Organic bouldering forum for the incredible bias the majority of posters show towards Organic pads.

And before I get lynched by the Organicoids, I'd like to say, I have a Organic Simple Pad on order. I have been converted and soon will be one of the tribe.

I already have two pads but I heard so many good reviews about Organic pads and it just so happened that Josh was shipping some here to Australia, I decided to order one.

Basically, everything I have heard or read (not just here) points to Organic using the best foam. I think this is more important than a pad that looks cool. And an extra bonus is, Organic pads DO look cool.

All I was trying to initially point out was, there isn't much on this forum about Asana pads because almost everyone here is sold on Organic.


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wallwombat wrote:

Basically, everything I have heard or read (not just here) points to Organic using the best foam.

I agree. Good foam = safe landing and a pad that lasts forever.

I currently have a flashed pad (steep and cheap FTW!). It's great, and I don;t yet know how long it will last.

I've heard good things about revolution, although there are haters. People love voodoo, but those are a bit soft for me. I wish I could tell you my expereinces with Asana, but I don't have any. My experience is that Organic foam is stiff, and durable. My experience with flashed is that they are stiff, but hopefully durable.


Mitchel5150


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thanks man! i appreciate the response. I think im gonna go with organic!


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Lovin my Asana green pad. Jamie is a rad dude too. Seen a bunch of Organic pads and yes they are cushy. Does it really matter? No.


asa


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get the organic


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^^^^^I'm guessing that you got the Flashed Ronin? How do you like the "air" pad versus foam? I was considering getting a Ronin at one point.


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ldkenned wrote:
^^^^^I'm guessing that you got the Flashed Ronin? How do you like the "air" pad versus foam? I was considering getting a Ronin at one point.

Judging from his comment below, I'd say he has a Flashed foam pad rather than an "air" pad.

irregularpanda wrote:
My experience is that Organic foam is stiff, and durable. My experience with flashed is that they are stiff, but hopefully durable.

Only two weeks until I get my Organic pad. Stoked.

I'm also buying one of the new Revolution Commando pads, as I want a smaller pad for travelling overseas with and as a secondary pad but wanted something a bit bigger than the Organic Briefcase.


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wallwombat wrote:
ldkenned wrote:
^^^^^I'm guessing that you got the Flashed Ronin? How do you like the "air" pad versus foam? I was considering getting a Ronin at one point.

Judging from his comment below, I'd say he has a Flashed foam pad rather than an "air" pad.

irregularpanda wrote:
My experience is that Organic foam is stiff, and durable. My experience with flashed is that they are stiff, but hopefully durable.

Only two weeks until I get my Organic pad. Stoked.

I'm also buying one of the new Revolution Commando pads, as I want a smaller pad for travelling overseas with and as a secondary pad but wanted something a bit bigger than the Organic Briefcase.

Yeah, I got the foam "temple" My GF has the flashed "air" pad, which is like a mid-full sized version of the ronin.
The air is a really nice pad, SUPER HEAVY, for a crash pad, but it gives a great landing.

Here's my thing, I prefer stiff ass foam. Organic, some revolution pads, etc. The air pad doesn't feel stiff, but when you land on it from 6 ft or higher, it takes time to release all the air from those foam cells, and it gives a perfect landing. I wish we had seen the ronin on steep and cheap though.

I don;t yet know how durable the air pad is, that is the real indication of quality for me.


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I don;t yet know how durable the air pad is, that is the real indication of quality for me.

Everything I have heard points to Flashed pads being very durable.

This is what UKclimbing said about the Ronin....."The build quality of this pad is excellent. It is put together like a challenger tank. The air cells don't wear out as quickly as foam, and the cover material is super-tough. So if you are in it for the long game, the Ronin may well out-last a normal pad, meaning the initial price tag isn't so hard to justify"

I haven't seen a Flashed Ronin pad myself, but the Flashed foam pads that I have seen seem really well constructed. I don't think durability will be a problem but, that said, the foam in all pads eventually wear out with use.


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wallwombat wrote:

I haven't seen a Flashed Ronin pad myself, but the Flashed foam pads that I have seen seem really well constructed. I don't think durability will be a problem but, that said, the foam in all pads eventually wear out with use.

You might well be right, but I'm not impressed with the Temple's durability. Stitches have blown on the waist belt, and the harness sits slightly askew of center, which pulls my balance off center. So far the foam is great though.

Not to mention, with the unique and strange design of the temple harness, I look like a moth when I walk around.


wallwombat


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That's a bummer. How long have you had it?


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wallwombat wrote:
That's a bummer. How long have you had it?

A year of less-than consistent bouldering. To be fair, it's only the "non essential" stitching. Like I said, the waist belt is what's fraying, and the chest portion of the harness is off balance.

I'm pretty sure my foam will hold up for a long time.
I'm generally just someone who has very high expectations of my gear, and I am jealous of my friends 5" thick huge organic pad. After 2 years of heavy bouldering it's finally starting to soften up.


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Here's some more info about their durability.

http://flashed.com/athletes/?p=404


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At they gym where I work one guy leaves his organic pad to be used by anyone. It gets used every single day and its still in great shape.

Buy organic. period.


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Organic, of course. No brainer.


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have to say im loving the asana!


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I love how this thread stays idle for weeks and then irregularpanda and I start having a bit of a chat about Flashed pads and all the drones wake up and start blindly yelling "Organic", "Organic"

The original poster decided to buy an Organic pad weeks ago.

I have already bought an Organic pad.

Who are you trying to convince?


rhythm164


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Your sister. We all need something cush to bang her on, you whiney bitch.


wallwombat


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Dear Mr "no brainer"

My sister is about 58 but if your one of those sick fcuks who is into grannies, go for it.

Before you do, you might want to fix up your profile, mate. 5.11 isn't "hard sport". My sister will just laugh at you.

All that wannabe gangsta talk isn't going to impress me, either. If you boulder V7, sport climb 5.11 and only lead 5.8 trad, you obviously have no balls. I think Mountain Gear have a special on them at the moment. Perhaps you should invest in a pair.

Regards,

The whiney bitch


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