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Not sure if this has been posted here yet, but BD is coming out with a new version of the Fusion. From what I've heard it drytools just as well, but actually swings like a regular ice tool. Looks like a nice addition of a spike w/ a clip hole, and a possible micro hammer on the head.

 

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I should start prepping the car for the long trips to Hyalite :)

 

:tup: :tup:

 

And start doing yer pullups and calf raises! Tabata calf raises in fact :grlaf:

 

We should start a Hyalite/Cody carpool thread when the season gets here

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Damn... do I want to buy new Fusions or have old Fusions and new Nomics... choices.

 

On a side note... who needs to wait for October, we are in full-on ice season down south.

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On a side note... who needs to wait for October, we are in full-on ice season down south.

 

Hemisphere cheater! :laf:;)

 

Great job down there BTW! Super jealous!

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You ice guys are weird but fascinating to watch. Why is the BD Chick sporting Petzyl tools?

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You ice guys are weird but fascinating to watch. Why is the BD Chick sporting Petzyl tools?

 

Look closer!

 

More please!

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John, any word on when the bozeman ice fest is this year? Usually the weekend after thanksgiving right?

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Dec 10: Pro comp :o

Dec 11: Friday night slideshow/pick up demo gear/:brew:

Dec 12: Open comp :) /clinics/demo gear/slideshow/:brew:

Dec 13: clinics/demo gear/slideshow/:brew:

 

See you all there! :rawk:

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Dane,

While we are on this nice picture ...

Could you please give us your technical comment on new BDel umbilicals.

Thanks in advance.

Bdel Spinner Leash

 

 

 

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While the BD spinner isn't the only toy in town...imo it is the best yet. Been using it for the last two seasons and have kept a loaner set that my partner's have begun fighting over.

 

I was not a big fan initially. Biners seemed too big, funky swivel added and a bit long in the prototype versions. But the biner's turned out to be hell for stout, easy on and off head or spike on almost any tool we were using and never got in the way. The nylon tape used didn't freeze up even when soaked and the funky little mini swivel kept things untangled for even my klutziest, umbilical hating, partners. The guys already using umbilicals liked the BD prototypes better than their own home made rigs or the Grivel setup with wire gate or locker. By the end of last season even I was convinced as the BD swivel made tight mixed less annoying with umbilicals :)

 

Glad BD finally made them available commercially so the bitches will stop trying to steal mine.

 

Moke stokage!

 

Our own, immortal, Jr. Flyboy in action sans umbilicals :)

 

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and me on the ice above groveling through a fair size section of overhanging califlower with umbilicals and a TR....

 

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I got to play with it at the OR show this year. It felt seemed like they kinda copied the Nomic, only this seemed to have a slightly different swing. It felt a little heavier than the Nomic to me. I've been wanting a set of Nomic's for several years now and I think I'm still going to go with them. They swing great for me.

 

Count me in on the Bozeman carpool!

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Got to handle the tool recently. Nicely done BD.

 

Some differences I noticed between the nomic and this are

- that is indeed a MICRO HAMMER on there!

- removable spike at the bottom for cragging/alpine

- adjustable grip that doesn't change the angle of the pinky rest

- metal at tip of the upper match

 

Looking forward to climbing some pitches in em.

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