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Reviews by fiend (3)

Pilgrimage (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.44/5 Average Rating : 4.44/5

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Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: fiend, 2005-03-18

Excellent film, but not recommended for those looking for another Rampage. When I saw this in Vancouver during the premiere tour I was very impressed that there were several non-climbers in the audience who enjoyed the show. Josh Lowell has put out a very professional product.

While some people have issues with the interviews and the way the climbers came off, I found that it accurately reflected the lifestyle of a traveling climber. Life simplifies when spending a month in one place with no other purpose than climbing, and no one should expect these climbers to speak like university lecturers and reveal great truths about the universe. Sharma and Brown have both been in the limelight and I personally found it quite interesting to hear their perspectives.

Killer soundtrack. Love the indian techno.

Gripped Magazine Average Rating = 3.83/5 Average Rating : 3.83/5

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Review 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: fiend, 2005-03-18

While I do enjoy the Ramblings of Milton and the odd decent feature here and there, I think that Gripped is trying to hard to mimic the big boys. I recently saw some old issues and was reminded of Gripped's old tagline... "Canada's climbing magazine"... now it's a magazine that happens to hold just enough Canadian content to get financial aid from the government.

I would also like to take this opportunity to complain about the cover quality in a recent issue where the resolution was so bad you could see the blocks of pixels. Poor work for a cover shot.

I understand that it's hard to make money in this market, but I don't want to read another Rock & Ice or Climbing clone. I only skim Gripped when I get it for free.

Gamma SV (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

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Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: fiend, 2004-09-15

Great performance, exellent water/wind resistance, perfect cut. A little warm for summer and a little too thin for full winter environments, perfect for early spring and late fall or warmer climates like Squamish winters.