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Re: Whippet good, axe better

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:27 am

I use double whippets and have used them to stop a few slides here and there on occassion, nothing serious yet, but in my opinion they prevented a few of those slips from being more serious. I actually like the extra confidence that they give me on steep slopes, because confidence breeds good results, fear leads to getting sketched, getting sketched leads to falling, and falling leads to the dark side.

Re: Whippet good, axe better

Postby Bean » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:45 am

I think I'll be grabbing a second as well. They're on sale at backcountry right now, and if you use bingcash your total cost is under $75 shipped.
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Re: Whippet good, axe better

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:08 am

I'm prototyping a body spike suit that could be used in addition to a whippet, also I bolted an ice axe pick onto the top of my helmet.

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Re: Whippet good, axe better

Postby Greenhouseguy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:43 am

It was only a matter of time before somebody did it...

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Re: Whippet good, axe better

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:34 pm

Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall — it's great when you stop. -- Chris Darwin

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