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  1. Wanted X15 40 or 45 cm Hammer

    Paul, Lets make a deal. I will email you with my address and particulars on how you wish to recive payments (check, money order....) Thanks, Wes PS To anyone out there reading this thread, I also have a first generation 55cm Lowe Hummingbird I wish to part with. It is in decent shape (no falls). It has the half length rubber grip which has a chunk a little bigger than a quarter torn out. It would come with the alpine adze, tubular adze, alpine pick tubular pick, three mounting screw for the adzes and one for the picks. $50 for the whole lot
  2. Wanted X15 40 or 45 cm Hammer

    Paul, Which model do you have, the original or the BRS? For $70 does this include a pick and if so which one? For all you dudes out their that have older "Zero X" tools, BD has picks for these units at the company store in Salt Lake, just happen to be their today on business. And they do not have any of the old style X-15's. To the post by Rodchester regarding "generation", true the Zero X was first, however the "mechanism" for attaching the picks was/is different, it does not use the "V" notch. Thanks, Wes
  3. Wanted X15 40 or 45 cm Hammer

    Rodchester, Thanks for the tip. I have also seen them on ebay but mostly they have been adze's and 50cm hammers. I really want a smaller tool. I am down in Vancouver, WA. Does second-bounce have a website? Thanks, Wes
  4. Wanted X15 40 or 45 cm Hammer

    David, Your use is much like my own. I own a pair of bent shaft BP's and also a 55cm X15 adze which has been my alpine weapon for years and also serves as my third tool when needed. Love it, use it with the Alaska pick as well, great alpine setup. I want a smaller compact third tool, one that will also serve as a second on alpine climbs. I don't care for the later model X15's with the aliuminum shafts. I also have two sons with potential future interest in climbing. Keep me in m,ind if you decide to sell. Thanks, Wes
  5. Wanted X15 40 or 45 cm Hammer

    David, BRS is the abbreviation Black Diamond used for "Bonded Rubber Shaft". If your X15 tools have full length rubber on the shafts like the Black Prophets they are "BRS" models. Are you looking to sell? You mention you have a pair, I am only interested in a hammer either 40 or 45 cm. If you are interested in selling, what length do you have and how much do you want for one hammer? Wes
  6. Wanted X15 40 or 45 cm Hammer

    Thanks PSF but these units at Serria Trading Post are of the type produced after the BRS models. They have aluminum shafts (production cost reduction)and the grips have been known to come "unglued", however it is a decent price for someone looking for a fair technical tool. Barrabe's of Spain also is selling this model however at a higher price Thanks, Wes
  7. Axars or Black Profit

    I love my BP's. As mentioned previously you don't have to monkey with tools to change either pick or head. For me I have had such good luck with my BP's, X-15's and even my old Chouninard Zero X that it is hard to consider something else. When I looked at the Shrike for a new third tool, it was the grip that made me say no. Having clench my BP's for hours on end while wearing heavy gloves on cold weather climbs, the ergo shaft makes a big differance to me. If you have not yet purchased, I suggest you take a look at the "The Fly" by DMM. Good price, nice swing, comfortable on the wrist and a smartly designed spike. If I wasn't such a Chouinard/Black Diamond fan, that's where I would probably put my money.