Reviews written by Andrew Joslin

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Andrew JoslinAndrew Joslin   December 12, 2007
(Updated: December 12, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Portability 
 
4.0

Vi Special my favorite

This is my favorite harness. I climbed on a Butterfly II for a few months and then went back to my Vi. It is a the king (or queen) of...

Safety Gear
Andrew JoslinAndrew Joslin   December 12, 2007
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
3.0
Comfort 
 
1.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Best thing since sliced bread

I don't climb without them. Tremendous energy safer, much less effort required to grip the rope. Takes a few climbs to get used to them. At first you'll get the...

Line Placement Gear--Devices
Andrew JoslinAndrew Joslin   December 12, 2007
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
3.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
3.0

Big Shot advantage

As others have commented it makes many tall trees accessible that are very difficult to reach throwing by hand. I use it primarily for white pines in woods locations but...

Ascending Tools
Andrew JoslinAndrew Joslin   December 12, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
4.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Petzl Ascension

Good solid ascender. I sometimes accidentally thumb the cam on the top ascender. This is not dangerous because it only moves the cam teeth away from the rope but does...

Ascending Tools
Andrew JoslinAndrew Joslin   December 12, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
3.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
4.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Beeline eye and eye review

8mm Beeline is my favorite closed hitch split tail cord. My only problem is the eye & eye as sold is a little bit too long for my hitch and...

Andrew JoslinAndrew Joslin   November 19, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Versatile rope

My current favorite rope, a good balance between heavier 1/2" ropes and the skinnier 11mm ropes. Even though it's spec'd at 11mm it feels fatter in the hand than Blaze...

Andrew JoslinAndrew Joslin   November 19, 2007
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
5.0

My favorite helmet

Agree with Nick, always ends up a little cock-eyed, but what helmet doesn't? Really like the two adjustment knobs. Great for climbers with lots of hair, for my facilitated climbs...

Andrew JoslinAndrew Joslin   November 19, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Good stuff but not my favorite

This was my first climbing rope. It's a beautiful rope out of the bag, very soft in the hand. After it breaks in it tends to harden up. After it's...

Andrew JoslinAndrew Joslin   November 19, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Comfort 
 
3.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
4.0

Nice saddle, not comfortable for long sit times

Very nicely designed saddle. Your legs will get numb on long DRT or SRT ascents or if you're spending a lot of time in a sitting position. If your style...

Andrew JoslinAndrew Joslin   November 19, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
5.0
Strength 
 
5.0

My main biner

This is my primary biner. I clip in with the gate opening down and the gate facing in. This reduces the chance of branch or rope contact with the biner....

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