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new gear from Petzl
« on: February 01, 2013, 06:06:04 PM »

I saw a couple of new items that will be coming out from Petzl next fall.

one is a new super light ice screw called the Laser Speed Light. it's a little more than 1/2 the weight of their previous screw. the shaft and hanger are aluminum and the teeth are steel. apparently they have come up with a new design for the teeth that really bite. it's impressive...

the other is an ice screw sharpener called the LIM'ICE. it has a handle that moves back and forth. there are 2 holes that you put the screw into and move it back and forth and it cuts the correct angles on the teeth. I want one of these NOW!!!

unfortunately both of these won't be available until next season [SIGH] but you can check them out here:

http://www.petzl.com/us/outdoor/new-2013-lighting-iceclimbing-0
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Re: new gear from Petzl
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 06:12:48 PM »

the ice screw is a neat color. the sharpener is made of a black nylon/plastic. you can also replace the file, which is thoughtful.
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Re: new gear from Petzl
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 08:53:44 PM »

the shaft and hanger are aluminum and the teeth are steel.
I realize that for much of the year there is no water contact, but I wonder how they handled the corrosion issue....?
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Re: new gear from Petzl
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 09:15:13 PM »

Good question
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Re: new gear from Petzl
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 09:18:21 PM »

Looking at the pic makes me think they anodized the aluminum for corrosion resistance.
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Re: new gear from Petzl
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2013, 01:29:07 PM »

Still, it will be interesting to see how those hold up.  I have yet to ever strap on a pair of crampons, so I doubt it will be a while before I even think about buying any. :)
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