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About Ibex

  • Birthday 11/30/1999


  • Occupation
    drinking really REALLY good coffee and brewing my own beer
  • Location
    out east

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  1. Has anybody tried contacting Cilogear lately? I am trying to get some info on their packs but haven't been successful at getting in touch with them over email/phone. Thanks!
  2. For sale: Set of 4 Yakima Y-towers with clips and locks. Formerly mounted on a Ford Escort wagon, if I recall the clips are model Y-19. $25 via money order for the set, includes ground shipping anywhere in the lower 48. photo: http://sky.prohosting.com/sdhigbee/towers.jpg Yakima ski racks. These are the pre-cursor to the Powderhound, holds one set os skis or a single board. $17 via MO, includes ground shipping in lower 48. photo: http://sky.prohosting.com/sdhigbee/skiracks.jpg questions? sdhigbee at a place called hotmail dot com Cheers!
  3. I have one of the shovels and the BD Alpamayo Axe that it fits on. It is a nifty concept, and when used with the axe it was designed for (the Alpamayo) the blade attaches amazingly securely to the shaft of the axe. Obviously its lightweight, etc... The downsides are: 1) You *seriously* have to be careful when shoveling that you don't stab yourself in the leg, or in your partners leg, while you vigorously dig with it. Carrying an axe-head guard mitigates this issue though. 2) For some reason they made this a "round-nosed" design, so when you hit a hard chunk of snow with the corner, it glances off instead of slicing through. 3) The blade is kindof smallish 4) The T- handle is actually the top of your mtn axe, which at a 1/4" wide isn't the comfiest handle on earth to use for driving into hard snow. All things considered, it is a reputable product when used with the right axe (I have tried it on a few othe axes over the years and did not get the same secure attachment), and if lower cost or "light and fast" are a priority it may be the ticket. If you were a serious skier or somebody who spent a lot of time in avy terrain, I would probably encourage you to pony up for a bigger, D- handled, square cornered design. Cheers!
  4. I have a pair of BD Black Prophets for sale. $185 with leashes. Check out my post in the yard sale. Shawn
  5. For Sale: BD Bent Shaft Black Prophets $185 for the pair, with leashes, buyer pays for shipping/insurance, MO only. These were my first ice tools and have been trusted companions and are in fantastic shape. They will provide many, many more years of reliable service. My wife has indicated that I am free to get a pair of Cobras, but I have to sell my old tools first... These are bent shaft, two hammers, one adze, one BD Android leash, one Grivel lockdown leash, both picks were just replaced and have only seen ice once. Send me an email at sdhigbee2 at a place called hotmail dot com Cheers Shawn
  6. For Sale: Scarpa Lasers, bought brand new 2 years ago, used only 2x at local ski hill back in college. They are virtually brand new, are still shiny, liners are not compacted at all, no sole wear, just a few very cosmetic scuffs. The only potential "pet peeve" is that I was going to install one of those anti-heel lift foam U-shaped pads over my achilles, because these boots are actually a touch too big for me. Long story short, I duct taped them in so I could reposition them if needed, and never removed the tape. So the liners, although functionally are new, have some duct tape on the heel, and a complimentary heel lift preventer. (size 13 US, 30.3, 12 UK) $200 plus shipping. Let me know your address, I will get a quote from the PO on the shipping costs, you send a MO for $200 plus shipping and I'll send them off. Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers! Shawn sdhigbee2 at a place called hotmail dhot com
  7. If I remember correctly, they come in two sizes M and L. These are the larges, which fit roughly size 9-13. I think the medium's fit size 10 and below. As far as the leathers go, the answer is YES. These are one of the few bindings you can actually use with leather boots, unlike EZ-go's Diamirs, Naxo, etc... Send me an email if you are interested Shawn sdhigbee2 aht this place called hotmail doot com
  8. I have a pair of 404's that I bought 3 years ago in college, and only skied on twice (lift serve), they are still basically brand new. They are mounted a set of Alpina Tele skis (190's I think), nothing special, but skiable. I would sell the bindings alone for $115 with skis for $135, shipping not included. I also have a "like new" pair of Scarpa Lasers (sz 12) that were used 2x as well. Would sell for $150. Let me know if you are interested. Shawn
  9. The 'daks are nice, but there is a lot of great stuff to be done just east of there in NH. Try: Whitney-Gilman- 5.7 ish 4 long or 6-7 short pitches up a nice knife edge arete (its on Cannon Cliff). Great exposure, fractured granite but this one is the cleanest routes on Cannon. Pinacle Buttress- 5.7ish and about 5 pitches. Nice wandering alpine route up a buttress in Huntington Ravine on Mt Washington. Then behind each of these rock routes are NICE ice climbs. Behind Whitney-G is the Black Dike (a venerable WI4) and Pinnacle Gulley a sweet moderate WI3. Just food for thought. A google search will yield plenty of beta, these are all well traveled routes. Ibex
  10. Alright... curiosity is killing me. What is the Mounties "fraternization policy" Cheers
  11. He did the work in about 2-3 days. I am sure you could have them faster if you called and talked to him. FWIW, I think he is out of town for the next week, so I would wait until the beginning of Oct to try him.
  12. I have to highly recommend Forrest Safety Products as a place to get your cams reslung. The do a great job with spectra webbing, have lots of colors,good prices, quick turnaround, and can do custom work. I had my Metolious cams reslung with a custom length extendable spectra slings and they turned out great. Highly recommended. A regular looped sling (like BD Camalots or WC Friends) costs $4 and an extendable doubled sling (like DMM) is only $5. Ask for Dennis. Forrest Safety Products 248 Bodo Dr. Durango, CO 81303 Telephone: 970.247.1776 dls_44@hotmail.com Cheers
  13. A pretty good way to do it is to use a cig. lighter held about 1-2 inches away from the point where you want to cut the cord. Rotate the cord so the heat from the flame uniformly melts/glazes the sheath. You want to apply only enough heat to hold the sheath together after you cut it, so dont burn through the sheath or char the whole thing black. Once you have melted about 3/4" of the cord (completely around its circumfrence) slice it in the center of the melted bit with a SHARP knife against a piece of wood (for anything over 9mm) or with a sharp pair of scissors for anything smaller. Then use your lighter to fuse the "butt" end together, and to fuse it to the already melted sheath. Wet your fingers and quickly/lightly shape the semi-molten ball of nylon into a smooth slightly rounded tip. The finished product should have a melted sheath for the last 1/2-3/4", well fused to the melted core. For those lamenting the cutting of Spectra/Kevlar cord, use the same process as above except: -use coxial cable cutters to cut the cord after melting the sheath -once the cord is parted, gently work the (cooled) glazed sheath back to expose about 1/2" of the core. Use the above cutters (or a razor knife) to trim off 3/8" of the core -work the (now) extra-long sheath back over the shortened core, making sure to eliminate as much slack as possible from the sheath. Then fuse the sheath into a smooth, bullet-shaped point that is easy to thread through a hex. Cheers Shawn
  14. Do you offer a satisfaction garuantee...? What if the color doesnt match my eyes? Are you back in ames now? what are you up to? sdhigbee2 at hotmail dot com Cheers Shawn
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