Review by: strum, 2005-12-30
These tools are great. I've used them for about 3 seasons now, I have the bent shaft, which allow for some clearance, and still plunge in snowpack well. I wouldn't use them for hard WI, just like I wouldn't use leashless tools for glacier travel.
I also have a tendency to break things, and have yet to be bale to break these tools, or the picks.
they also sink amazingly well considering the lightness of the tool, great tool for the weak (me) and ultralight crazy