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Master Cam (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 3.36/5 Average Rating : 3.36/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Protection: Active

Smaller is Better 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: ACJ, 2012-04-17


I like the blue a lot and also use the yellow. I had the black and green but got rid of them quickly. The bigger sizes are too flimsy and about 50% of the time the cam stem would fold in half instead of retracting the lobes... not okay.

The small sizes are nice though. Very stable and easy to operate. The way I see it, orange and up are powercam sizes while yellow and down are mastercam sizes. I'm not a fan of the TCU, but if you like those and don't worry at all about the stability then you don't need these at all.


Miura VS (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Great for a day. 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: ACJ, 2009-11-01


I wore these for a day as demo shoes at the Hound Ears bouldering comp this year. All the shoes were brand new so I was stoked to try them out in their crispy perfect form. Hands down they were the best fitting and performing shoe I have ever worn. a 39 in the Miura lace is a little painful on my big toe the kind of pain that you can climb in but prefer to take off afterwards, and I wore a 39 Miura VS for the comp. They didn't hurt at all, and fit perfect in every way. Very snug fit, no dead space, perfect on all the edges and heel hooks for the day. I did not have any problems with the velcro, then again I only had them for a day...


Trad Master (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.80/5 Average Rating : 4.80/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

Excellent 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: ACJ, 2009-03-17


This is a great all day shoe. It is extremely comfortable, durable, and functional.


Miura Shoe (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.79/5 Average Rating : 4.79/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

Review for LADY Muira 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: ACJ, 2009-03-17


I really like this shoe and it performs extremely well. The only downside is that my friend and I had MULTIPLE pairs delaminate through normal use after just a few days on the rock. The folks at la sportiva were great about replacing them but simply told me that it wasn't their problem, that my foot was the wrong shape and it made them delaminate. Either way I got my money back and if they don't fall apart they are great. I wear size 39 in Miura lace-up, Miura VS, Katana, and size 8 in Evolve Pontas.


Pontas Climbing Shoe - Mens (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.27/5 Average Rating : 4.27/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

The price is right. 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: ACJ, 2009-03-17


This is a cheap priced shoe as far as the high end models go. It is durable but honestly the performance was nothing special in my mind. They aren't as sticky as people claim them to be, they do smell, and once broken in they fit really poorly on my feet. Even when I crank the velcro down the shoe rolls around my foot during hard edging, compared to when I first bought them and they were great. I do however like that I have beat the heck out of these shoes while bouldering, sport, and trad climbing and they have held together REALLY well. No problems with them falling apart. I wear size 39 in Miura lace-up, Miura VS, Katana, and size 8 in Evolve Pontas.

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