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Reviews by mikebee (2)

Edlinger 10.2 Standard Rope Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50/5

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

Great All Round Rope 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: mikebee, 2008-05-30

This is the only rope in the Beal range that isn't dry treated, which is why it comes in at a lower price than anything else. Other than that, this rope is Beal all the way.
Great handling, easy running and a pleasure to use.

I own the 50m version and have had it for 6 months so far. It's been used for a bunch of TR and trad, and the sheath is only looking to be a little worn in a few small places.

I reckon that if you're after a rope that does a bit of everything, this is the way to go. Not super heavy like a 10.5mm, more durable than a >10mm rope. An absolute steal for the price (well, in Australia anyway).

Aurora Average Rating = 3.90/5 Average Rating : 3.90/5

In: Gear: Hiking and Camping: Lighting: Headlamps: LED Lamps

Prinetontec Aurora 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: mikebee, 2007-03-06

I have two of these great little torches. The first lasted me several years, before the pretty flimsy strap attachment snapped off. Then it wasn't a head torch anymore.
I got it replaced under warranty (courtesy of a friend in the shop) and the new one seems to be a bit more durable.

Awesome battery life, and being totally waterproof is a great bonus too.
I have since retired mine in most situations for a BD Spot, but I'll always have an Aurora handy too.