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Petzl Lynx monopoint question

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The front point has 2 possible positions. I've had the front point set in the short position last season, great for mixed and climbed steep ice without a hitch.

I'm thinking the long setting might be worth a go for pure ice

Steepish (WI3/4/5) ice, crag style.

Any thoughts lapped up like a beer deprived hobo.

Jake

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For pure ice you might find it interesting to try the inside point long and add the outside point but leave it short. It depends a bit on how curved your boot is though.

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For pure ice you might find it interesting to try the inside point long and add the outside point but leave it short. It depends a bit on how curved your boot is though.

 

Boot shape makes all the difference.

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I'm using Scarpa Jorasse Pro's, which I absolutely love. They have a mightly curve which I remedied by flipping the crampon bar. The front points now point forwards.

I'll just fiddle around and see what works. What I was looking to understand was how long front points affect the climbing. I would think they probably encourage over-kicking and it seems obvious that a guy would need stronger lower leg muscles if the points didn't get fully buried.

I like the asymmetrical FP suggestion, interesting indeed.

Thanks fellas.

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Solid, good qualiy ice go short. Nasty rotten ice like Raf generally climbs, go long. Situationally dependant. Really :)

 

Look at a Dartwin. Intentionally the outside point is longer than the inside...everyone splays their feet some is why.

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Yes on the one long one short. For the one season I used my Rambo's, I really enjoyed using the one short and one long that it's set up with when you purchase em. Right now I have two long set on my Lynx and the desperately need some adjustment if I really wanna try mixed climbing this year.

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