Reviews written by Miko Del Giudice

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Carabiners, Screw Links, and Snaps
Miko Del GiudiceMiko Del Giudice   February 22, 2011
(Updated: February 22, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
3.0
Strength 
 
5.0

DMM Shield - freaky how light yet strong it is.

Both the Shadow and the Shield could easily get 5 stars for safety. I just throw the 3 in there as a nod to the ANSI crowd, and the fact...

Carabiners
Miko Del GiudiceMiko Del Giudice   February 22, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
3.0
Strength 
 
5.0

DMM Shadow - get it now.

One of the best no-snag carabiners I have ever used. Gate is big enough to be versatile in a lot of situations. Gauge is thick and round enough to be...

Miko Del GiudiceMiko Del Giudice   May 14, 2010
(Updated: May 14, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
2.0
Durability 
 
3.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Kids version of this is really super

Got the children's version of this harness for my daughter. I believe this review to be on topic because it looks identical. She was four at the time, I...

Line Placement Gear--Devices
Miko Del GiudiceMiko Del Giudice   May 01, 2008
(Updated: December 10, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Type of Use 
 
4.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
3.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
1.0
Ease of Use 
 
3.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Retreever - good for throwlines

It's a nice tool, but the bendable wire end could be heftier. It's so easy to re-shape that even a climbing line will slip out of it because the...

Carabiners, Screw Links, and Snaps
Miko Del GiudiceMiko Del Giudice   May 01, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
3.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
3.0
Strength 
 
4.0

ISC "Gator" - Good biner but it damaged my rope sn

Just know that, because of the "knife edge" shape these biners have, one did find its way under the safety plate of my rope snap (only on one side) and...

Miko Del GiudiceMiko Del Giudice   May 01, 2008
(Updated: May 01, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Type of Use 
 
2.0
Frequency of Use 
 
2.0
Durability 
 
2.0
Comfort 
 
4.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Portability 
 
5.0

French Creek Mobility - Good for awhile, then not

Well you know, you get what you pay for. Usually. I tried this saddle at my dealer and I was impressed by its comfort. It was maybe $200,...

Miko Del GiudiceMiko Del Giudice   May 01, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Blaze 11mm -

I only have experience with two 11mm climbing lines - this one and Samson's Velocity. I wanted to add a quick affirmation to what has been stated: This...

Miko Del GiudiceMiko Del Giudice   December 26, 2007
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
2.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Samson Velocity - good if you like 11mm lines

This stuff is pretty waxy, as mentioned. I take a little extra time to set the knots. It works great as a tail for tying a friction hitch...

Safety Gear
Miko Del GiudiceMiko Del Giudice   December 14, 2007
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
2.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
3.0

You Don't Know What You're Missing

Yes to the statements so far. Read the other reviews then try these. I would be surprised if your own experience is not spot on. Yeah, they...

Descending Tools
Miko Del GiudiceMiko Del Giudice   December 14, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
3.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
3.0
Strength 
 
4.0
Portability 
 
5.0

Figure 8 descender - it's all I know

I guess some people like gizmos and others like simplicity. Not a blanket statement, as there will always be both. But in terms of what attracts me... ...

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