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David_Parker

Ocean Pacific Ice Screws

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Does anyone have any personal experience with OP ice screws? They have an express type screw, but I don't know if the thingy folds down. I have one Smiley that I don't like because it doesn't fold down and I also don't think it goes in nearly as well as an express. So I'm wondering if an OP is more like a Smiley or a BD express?

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Look out for the smiley "knob" that you put on your screw hanger to turn it into a pseudo-express.

1) it can unclip your biner from the hanger according to MEC (Gord?)

2) if you don't put it on in a walk in freezer, the knob will fall off sometime when you are using it as it gets cold.

there are better ways to spend $5 in my opinion.

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Isnt it Omega Pacific? Ocean Pacific makes no-longer-trendy "surf-inspired" clothing. So 80's. rolleyes.gif" border="0

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Yeah Dru, it is Omega not Ocean. My head must be in surfing right now since the flows down here are still water not ice!

My Smiley came with the knob; I did not add it. It just doesn't fold down which I don't like.

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The OP Pro beach surf competition is cool.

I hate those smiley screws that I had. Still nobody knows if they fold down? C'mon Lammy you work next to gear and all....... [Wazzup]

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spend a few extra buck and get the black diamond screws - you will be happier. norhternmountain.com often sells bd cosmetic blems for a little less.

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any body used those grivel 360? how does the wire lever handle hold up? they looked too spendy when i could get express for cheaper but maybe they are worth the extra $$$$? confused.gif" border="0

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fuck it man, get a bit of everything, says I. still got some Lowe RATS and use them all the time, those wider diameter screws are easier to abalakov with anyways smile.gif" border="0

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No just a Spectre. Have tried to place it a few times and have yet to get it to stay in place while actually climbing. Of course I got it for $5 at a Fire Sale so...

I think it was Bruce Fairley who once said (about Bridal Veil Falls in Chilliwack, with the dinosaur theme park in front) "the temptation to climb over the fence and sink a Terrordactyl into a Brontosaurus was real." What would you slam a warthog into for the same feeling? confused.gif" border="0

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Hey that place used to be a Fred Flinstone theme park. It was pretty cool.

Those smiley screw suck. They are way harder to crank in that the BD's

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