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Reviews by bustloose (2)

Grasshopper (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Crash Pads

the grasshopper dream 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: bustloose, 2007-02-13

the one, the only, the Grasshopper. Making gear should be about innovation, not just following the lead. This pad will make you glad that some people are still innovators.
The perfect pad to take on a roadtrip, it's compact, stores loads of gear, and is very versatile. People will tell you that it's 'no good for highballs' go figure, it's a small pad. Those same people will thank you when a crew go out bouldering and someone says, "boy it'd sure be sweet if we had a little pad to protect the start..."
The Grasshopper was invented to be creative and versatile. It's been my second pad for years and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Especially for Font, there is nothing better. Everytime I go, people stop me and ask "mais, c'est fantastique, ce mat de Flashed" Yes they know all about Flashed across the pond, in the place where more people boulder than anywhere else in the world. go figure.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 3.40/5 Average Rating : 3.40/5

In: Gear: Media: Just a Good Read

Review 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: bustloose, 2005-05-24

You don't rate a 'drama in real life' book on the story, you rate it on the quality of writing. after having waded through this tripe, it would appear to me that Mr. Rolston could have done with an editor who had more than a Grade 10 reading level. The style is ponderous and unfocused, and sufferes from tremendous overdetailing. The reader really doesn't care about what brand of jacket the random hiking girls were wearing.

While Aron may be a reckless mountaineer, a tough SOB, and remarkably fortunate, he is far from a writer. I was trememdously disappointed with the way this book was written.

wait for the inevitable movie release.