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dindolino32


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Anybody use MICRO traxion yet? reviews?
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Well I cant find any reviews on the new Micro traxion (not Mini Traxion) and was thinking of investing in it for hauling. Does anybody have any qualms with it?


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Micro Traxion Review: http://www.climberism.com/...petzl-micro-traxion/


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dindolino32 wrote:
Well I cant find any reviews on the new Micro traxion (not Mini Traxion) and was thinking of investing in it for hauling. Does anybody have any qualms with it?
I have not personally used the Micro but I have hauled with the Mini. If the Micro hauls like the Mini, I wouldent use it myself unless I was going for a two day route and wanted to save weight. If you are venturing up something grade VI'ish, you can save yourself some hassle by getting a bigger pulley. A big 3" CMI pulley and an inverted ascender is always a good choice if you want to make your hauling easier. Unless of course you are hauling with the 2:1 ratchet system, than I suppose the Micro may work well.


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seekthereason wrote:
Micro Traxion Review: http://www.climberism.com/...petzl-micro-traxion/

More of an ad from the OR show than a user review. I'd be interested to hear how it compares to the Mini in actual use (which it has many, big wall 1:1 large load hauling not being one of them). It looks like Petzl is continuing to sell the Mini alongside the Micro. I wonder why if they are supposed to do the same thing?


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olympicmtnboy wrote:
More of an ad from the OR show than a user review. I'd be interested to hear how it compares to the Mini in actual use (which it has many, big wall 1:1 large load hauling not being one of them). It looks like Petzl is continuing to sell the Mini alongside the Micro. I wonder why if they are supposed to do the same thing?


Amazing piece of work. I have a new one and just got it out 2 days ago. I hauled my Mini- fish bag with a light load just to try it, and there is no way a mini could keep up with this thing given the weight reduction if nothing else. I had one of those huge 11.3mm Sterling static lines, and it just barely managed to squeeze into it, but once in, it worked fine. The mechanics of this are different than the mini, and for Top rope solo, it's less likely to have an accidental opening like a mini where the mini can lock in the open position by itself and royally screw you over. It take a bit to get use to the opening method as it's different than the mini, but it works great. Good stuff the Micro.

I can't answer the question why they are still making the min, I see no way I'd buy a mini over the new micro.


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The 11.3 was tight because it is for 8-11mm ropes :)


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I have one. I like it. Works great.

Here is how I utilize it.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2241095922272.61287.1694296979&type=3&l=7bbe587a06

Enjoy

Wes


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Real big wall experts are in on this one: http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/.../Petzl-Micro-Traxion.

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"The Micro Traxion is our new favorite hauling device. It used to be a hard call between the Mini Traxion and Pro Traxion with a 80-150 pound load. But now we would definitely go with the Micro Traxion. Since we rarely climb with loads more than 150 lb (and encourage you to do the same), the Micro Traxion is what we use 90 percent of the time on a big wall."


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