Review by: camerona91, 2006-11-08
"It is what it is..."-Todd Bertuzzi. This axe is exactly what it claims to be. It is extremely light weight without compromising functionality. Those used to a heavier axe may find it feels odd. There is less weight (momentum) for cutting steps. The adze is a bit smaller than on a standard axe. The weird spike takes a little while to get used to (I haven't tried it on ice yet, that might be a bit weird). The ergonomic hand rest is nice but you don't really notice it that much in reality. It does cut down on soreness that sometimes results from using an ice axe which spreads your fingers apart really wide. The clean shape of the shaft is great for plunging. There are no teeth on the pick where your hand grips so your gloves do not get shredded! It is a little pricey. I would recommend this axe to others.