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texplorer


Oct 17, 2003, 5:10 PM
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Just curious to anyone's thoughts who has used them. Also where can I get a pair.


brutusofwyde


Oct 18, 2003, 5:23 PM
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I've used them on several walls. Best aid system I've ever used. If you are into difficult aid, I recommend buying four aid trees rather than two, allowing you to place feet widely apart for stability on traverses and awkward roofs.

Ask Fish when he will be making more.

Brutus


willstrickland


Oct 21, 2003, 5:44 PM
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Hey Tex,

i used a pair on the zodiac epic, they're the dog's bollocks. easily the best system I've used. I have three sets of the "trees" but rarely ever need the extra set which I uses as a floater set for the occasional time you need to be able to stem out wide for stability. I think I used the extra tree (which makes for two on a placement) twice on Zodiac.

The drawback is that you have to take the foot/calf things off and on at night and in the a.m. and Swanicke says he warped the shit out of his rings bounce testing and he's about your size...mine look fine but I only weigh about 140 and didn't test much on that route.
-Will


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