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Can one replace the pick?

 

Grivel claimed one didn't need to worry about replacement on the original monster as the pick was so beefy... since they thinned down the pick on this one does this mean I need to worry now?

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Dave, I will ask if we can borrow one to play with. As for now, I will have a Nomic review on Monday. Can't wait to play with that...

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Nope, still can't replace the pick. I didn't notice a considerable difference in the thickness - a modular pick for this thing is a non-issue.

 

Played with the Nomic today in the shop - pretty sweet tool. thumbs_up.gif

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call me a fool, but Id take a Quark Ergo any day over that rediculous contraption

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Ergo for alpine... Nomic for mixed sport.

 

Nice that they have the hole in the handle though thumbs_up.gif I'd like to see the ergo have one.

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Nope, still can't replace the pick. I didn't notice a considerable difference in the thickness - a modular pick for this thing is a non-issue.

 

I don't know about that, I think there is no way I would buy those tools if I couldn't replace the pick. At certain point they are a throw away tool, seems sort of wasteful.

 

Everything else seem really cool.

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Nope, still can't replace the pick. I didn't notice a considerable difference in the thickness - a modular pick for this thing is a non-issue.

 

I don't know about that, I think there is no way I would buy those tools if I couldn't replace the pick. At certain point they are a throw away tool, seems sort of wasteful.

 

Everything else seem really cool.

 

for all that I use my Pulsars now I could throw them away. i think that'sa the idea here. by the time you wear the pick out there will be a new super cooler tool with a velcro shaft to match your velcro gloves and with a biomorphic design that flicks itself at the ice like a striking cobra so you don't get so pumped with stupid arm whaling away at dinner plates cantfocus.gif

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Does anyone have a picture of the Nomic? I hear they are shipping a limited number to the US (100 sets). I was told it was basically a new and improved Ergo.

NOLSe: What makes it more of a "mixed" tool than the Ergo? I was thinking of trying leashless waterfall ice this winter and thought about getting a set of Nomics.

The 1st available mail order (on the east coast) are due in around the 1st of Nov.

 

Jedi

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wtf is the orange thing in the middle of the pick - is it a bolt on gym hold confused.gif

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Maybe this is the way to add weight to the pick ...

Looks like is removable.

I am not sure. Just guessing ...

Z

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wtf is the orange thing in the middle of the pick - is it a bolt on gym hold confused.gif

 

It's a removable weight to give the tool a better swing. I checked one of these out recently. Looks pretty cool, but I'm not sure it's a huge improvement over the ergo. It is going to be cheaper though.

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I gotta say stupid place to put the hole in the handle. If one does put some cordage in it for cow tails it will only impact the climber's grasp on the tool.

 

I drilled my ergos right above the lower handle and it seems to be a good spot... no effect on my grip. Maybe I should patent it hahaha.gifevils3d.gif

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Better get a pair Swaterfall!! I hear not many will be in the

country until next spring, and then only selected shops will

have them.

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The moster is way wierd, but at least in the gym where I used them I liked it more than the fusion or ergo. This said I have never mixed climbed just fucked around in a gym setting.

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The moster is way wierd, but at least in the gym where I used them I liked it more than the fusion or ergo. This said I have never mixed climbed just fucked around in a gym setting.

 

Was this a gear demo or did a gym have them for regular use? If so where?

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It was up in like canmore or banff. They just had a wall and tons of mixed gear for sale. Up there they take that sport beyond serious!

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