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Reviews by drfelatio (5)


Axis Rope 10.3mm x 60m 70m Average Rating = 3.76/5 Average Rating : 3.76/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Climbing Ropes: Dynamic Single Ropes

Good for the price, but... 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: drfelatio, 2007-08-18


in the grand scheme of things, not ideal. I thought this rope was exceedingly stiff, both in its handling and in its catches. It flakes poorly which on more than one occasion led to a kinked up, knotted rope. Not cool. The catches were fine, but there was a noticeable difference between the Axis and my friend's Beal Flyer II. The flyer is soooo much softer (and the handling is way better too).

I thought this rope fuzzed more than it should have for the use it received and it developed a strange black streak down its entire length. The streak didn't cover the whole rope, just one half. I assume it's just Al-oxide from my biners and whatnot, but I had never seen this kind of mark left on any other rope. Just weird.

I've only had this rope for maybe a season and a half and I've already replaced it. Not out of rope fatigue as I'm sure it's got plenty of falls left in it, but simply because I wanted something softer and more supple. I got a Beal Flyer II instead :)


Positron Screwgate Biner (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.38/5 Average Rating : 4.38/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Locking Carabiners

Fan-friggin-tastic! 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: drfelatio, 2006-11-14


Awesome lightweight locking biner. The keylock design keeps it from snagging on gear loops, slings, etc.


Quicksilver Screwgate Locking Carabiner (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.21/5 Average Rating : 4.21/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Carabiners: Locking Carabiners

Good biner but lacks keylock 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: drfelatio, 2006-11-14


Awesome lightweight locker, but Positrons are even better. The lack of the keylock design is the fatal flaw of the Quicksilver. Positrons get a 5 from me.


Splashguard Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

In: Gear: Training & Accessories

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: drfelatio, 2006-11-03


Simple, yet highly effective. People would often tell me to use the narrow-mouth Nalgenes when I complained about wearing my drink. Unfortunatley you can't put ice in a narrow-mouth bottle. With the Splashguard I can have an ice cold drink without having to worry about wearing it.


Spatha Knife Average Rating = 2.85/5 Average Rating : 2.85/5

In: Gear: Training & Accessories

Review 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: drfelatio, 2006-11-03


1.) You can't put it on most biners.
2.) You can't open it with one hand.
3.) The blade doesn't lock in place.

There are WAY better knives out in the market nowadays. Get a good, sharp one and tie some cord on it and you're good to go.