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9finger


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I'm currently looking into buying a new crash pad (or pads). I've been trying to decide whether to go with the Metolius Magnum or to go with a few of the Organic pads (like the full pad and a half pad). So I want to get some opinions. Not necessarily which is a better brand but whether there are advantages in going with one large pad or multiple smaller pads. I already own a Metolius Fat Bastard so I'm just looking to get some more ground coverage for a variety of situations. Thanks


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9finger wrote:
I'm currently looking into buying a new crash pad (or pads). I've been trying to decide whether to go with the Metolius Magnum or to go with a few of the Organic pads (like the full pad and a half pad). So I want to get some opinions. Not necessarily which is a better brand but whether there are advantages in going with one large pad or multiple smaller pads. I already own a Metolius Fat Bastard so I'm just looking to get some more ground coverage for a variety of situations. Thanks

I think it depends on the terrain. Bouldering in talus fields, it can be good to have more pads, so that you can fill up holes, pad a dangerous nearby boulder, etc. The little organic briefcase pad is also nice to have around for cramped sit starts on low roofs. For high problems over good landings (pretty common in the south), I'd rather have at least one big pad.


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9finger


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Thanks for the thoughts MS1. I live within 15 minutes to an hour from Rocktown, LRC, Zahnd, and Dayton Pocket so those are my main stomping grounds. Each area has enough places where either one large pad or multiple smaller pads would work... man the decisions! haha.


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Just a polite suggestion.

http://www.revolutionclimbing.com/12-G_p_10.html


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rockman517 wrote:
Just a polite suggestion.

http://www.revolutionclimbing.com/12-G_p_10.html

Thanks for the suggestion. Have you ever used any of these pads? I looked for some reviews but couldn't find any for their newer products.


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The Organic Full Pad/Half Pad setup is the simplest, most versatile system on the market. While the 12-g is a nice pad, I own an earlier version, it doesn't have as nice of foam or as burly of materials. The whole setup is incredibly useful and is such a nice set of pads.

The carry on the Organic Pads is incredibly nice as well and something that gets overlooked by almost everyone. And if you want to get a big pad, you should just get the Organic Big Pad.


tylore66


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Hello, I have a sweet Edelrid pad that came with a thinner sit pad (?) as an extension and I love it. Decent size, and very well built for 180.00 ish. Will be buying another from them for sure. Wink


9finger


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So after jumping back and forth more times than I can count I think I have decided on going with the Organic Big Pad and Half Pad. This will give me one large pad, one standard (if you wanna call it that), and one small pad. This should cover all of my needs for now but I'm still open for any suggestions.

Thanks for the help so far :)


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I reckon those three pads should cover most situations.


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the edeldrid design is horrible unless you boulder in places with insanely flat landings. a friend of mine has it and i couldnt believe they put a zipper in the middle of 2 pieces of foam. sketchy to say the least. but hey, at least they include a sit start pad..which is too small to really do anything except twist your ankle


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Pads are for heavy flow days. Grow a set of balls and just boulder.


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I think the big organic pad, it's great foam/folding/carry and the guys who make it are nice.

Misty Mountains magnum pad is awesome as well, the carpet on top is so good!

I would only want a large pad based on where I live (southeast). I had the organic full and half pad combo... it was cool, but I sold it in preference of one large pad. It ended up sounding cooler than it really ended up to be for me.

Good luck!


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what did you not like about the combo?


ACJ


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it just turned out to be more of a pain to deal with two pads than one big one. The little one was so small that it rarely could be used as a primary pad, so once someone is off the ground it seemed rather useless...


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I was thinking about ordering the combo. I climb a lot of short overhanging routes and figured the more ground coverage would be good. I'd only be falling from 3-5 feet.


ACJ


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I honestly think I calculated the coverage out and it's actually about the same with the big vs combo. If you're alone a lot maybe the combo is better... Just think long term. If you plan to boulder with friends and move on to bigger stuff I would highly recommend the bigger pad. If not, tons of people are happy with the combo, just not me! Either way I think you'll be happy with your pads for quite a while.


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In my experience, as long as you have a couple buddies to spot you pad size isnt as huge of a deal. My friends and I do great with one mad pad, we just make sure we move around constantly so its under the climber.

quick question: Im also in the market for a pad and the Elderid taco design seems like a pretty sweet deal since it comes with a mini pad also. Opinions on it?


lazymonkey


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ranger rob, arent you that old woman that trad climbs at the gunks and criticizes boulder problems? whats your hardest route youve sent? 5.8?

lol


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You serious dude? I've totally sent 5.8+.


lazymonkey


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ive seen a lot of shaky old traddies get spanked by the lowball choss at the gunks..


lazymonkey


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9finger wrote:
Thanks for the thoughts MS1. I live within 15 minutes to an hour from Rocktown, LRC, Zahnd, and Dayton Pocket


Dude, i am SO JELLY


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How long did it take to get the organic pad? It says they make it when you order it on their website, and says 3-4 weeks, just wondering if that was an accurate estimate.


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WOLF_Larsen85 wrote:
How long did it take to get the organic pad? It says they make it when you order it on their website, and says 3-4 weeks, just wondering if that was an accurate estimate.

I ordered from them recently, and got my pads in 4 weeks. That included being held up at Canada Customs for the better part of a week. Organic is also a small company, and dealing with them had a very personal feel. They definitely seem to want to keep their customers happy.


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Just email them. One of the great things about a small company is you can actually talk to someone who knows what they are doing. Josh is great to deal with and can work with your schedule a lot of the times

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