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Reviews by Benzesp (4)

BRD Belay Rappel Device (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 2.59/5 Average Rating : 2.59/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Dope BRD 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: Benzesp, 2009-06-18

If you cant figure this device out you need to just quit. Works great for belaying in either side. Works great while repelling as well. I dont get why people dog this device.

Veloce Rock Shoes Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Good shoe 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: Benzesp, 2009-06-18

I bought these at REI as a quick fix becaues I blew out my Evo's. These have a stiff sole which is kick ass for tiny foot jibs, give you a lot of leverage when pushing down on your toe. The more I climb in these the more I like them. Great in the Gym or on sport climbs. I had to get these in an size 8.5, I wear a 10. Not much padding, were uncofortable for a couple of weeks but now they are not so bad. Dog ugly orange color, boo..

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5


Not bad. 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: Benzesp, 2009-05-26

Totally diffrent shoe than my Evo's. I wear a size 10 street shoe and took them back to REI after buying a 9. I had to get a 8.5 to get them tight enough to make them workable. Very stiff sole provides lots of leverage and bad ass edging. Liking them more and more every time I climb. The rubber is really sticky and so far seems to be wearing evenly. Not comfortable, all leather upper has almost no padding but what you loose in comfort you gain in feel of the wall. Mine are the newer Orange and black ones, I dont know if the older green ones are that much diffrent. I would not reccomend these to new climbers because of the discomfort.

EVO Average Rating = 3.71/5 Average Rating : 3.71/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Take the pain, and you will gain. 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: Benzesp, 2009-01-09

My old Defy's were so streched out the would come off my heel during heel hooks. I got the EVO a half size smaller and they will not come off. Had them for about a month expecting them to stretch a bit, but if they have it's minimal at best. The suckers stick and are super versitle. I've been loving them, and living with the pain. You want comfort? dont go here... Not a bad $100 shoe.