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Loco (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.05/5 Average Rating : 4.05/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Review 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: crimpman, 2005-07-20

I boulder and climb steep stuff frequently, so when I won a free certificate for some locos I thought it was a great score. I currently have the v10s, and climbed on Montrail Methods, so my foot was used to to the aggressive downturned shoe. But geeze the Locos were KILLER on my feet! I have em sized tight just like all my other shoes, and at first I thought wow these fit nice and snug! But once I started climbing it all went downhill. It's a good thing they're velcro and they're easy to get on and off, cause I seriously took them off about every 5 minutes. They hurt like hell on the top of my toes, and take forever to break in. I've been puttin up with the pain hopin it'd go away, but after long sessions in gyms, outdoor boulders and sport routes trying to break em in, they still hurt like hell. I'm really glad I got these for free, cause I'm definitely not going to take care of these things. Get any other down turned shoe than this, nothing should be that uncomfortable. Also I think the toe is too blunt. On pocketed routes you can barely stick your toe in the pockets, whereas with other shoes you could dive right in. I hate to be the negative one in the group, cause I see that most everyone else enjoys em, but man I hate these shoes.

QuickWire Straitjacket (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.89/5 Average Rating : 4.89/5

In: Gear: Archive

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: crimpman, 2004-08-03

I love these quickdraws. My friend doesn't have any quickdraws so we share mine, he's obsessed with them too and wants to buy them. It's pretty nice to do a hard project with em because when you're sketched out the rope just flys into the biner, no struggle, leaving you to focus on the climb constantly.

V10 (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.55/5 Average Rating : 4.55/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Slippers

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: crimpman, 2004-05-17

Best shoe I've ever owned. Pretty much every climb I do consists of a overhang, and these are the best thing that's ever happened to overhangs. These fit so good and snug, it sucks to compare them to other shoes cause other shoes feel like crap. Once you climb overhangs with these, and then try your old shoes, you'll feel like the climb is a difficulty grade harder. These things rock, and I'll prolly buy another pair for the gym, and one for outside. I probably wouldn't recommend for beginners.

Anasazi Slipper (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.07/5 Average Rating : 4.07/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Slippers

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: crimpman, 2004-05-17

I think these shoes are way comfortable, and I can step on the smallest edges. In all reviews I've read they say they suck on heel hooks, and I thought, "eh, it's prolly not that bad, no big deal." But oh man, they do suck on heel hooks. I don't really heal hook often, so no biggie really, but when I did they slip almost completely off. So if you like to heel hook, stay away. I still give em a 4 because I think they perform great other wise.

Climbing Average Rating = 4.22/5 Average Rating : 4.22/5

In: Gear: Media: Magazines

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: crimpman, 2004-04-03

Of all the limited amount of climbing magazines, I think this is the best. The pictures are all really good, the stories are fun to read, and they can answer a lot of your questions. I personally think it's way better than Rock and Ice. I don't really like how Rock and Ice is set up, and how they censor a lot of their writings. I think that's just how climbing is and how some people are, whether we hear it or read it.

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