Reviews written by Franklin Klock

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Branch/Rope Protection
Franklin KlockFranklin Klock   March 21, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
2.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
2.0
Ease of Use 
 
3.0
Portability 
 
3.0

Allows placing of non-typical TIPs

This is one of those pieces of equipment that I never thought I'd buy. It seemed too complicated to use when compared to a simple sleeve. I'm glad...

Safety Gear
Franklin KlockFranklin Klock   March 21, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
2.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Comfort 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Hand Shoes (slippers)

When I saw these "gardening gloves" being used for the first time I was skeptical. Then I tried them. WOW. Really comfortable, like slipper socks for your digits! ...

Descending Tools
Franklin KlockFranklin Klock   January 03, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Type of Use 
 
4.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
3.0
Ease of Use 
 
3.0
Safety 
 
3.0
Strength 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
5.0

The Piranha doesn't bite!

Being formally trained using a rescue 8, It took me a while to purchase one of these. I'm really glad I did. The Petzl Piranha can be a...

Franklin KlockFranklin Klock   August 23, 2008
(Updated: August 23, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Type of Use 
 
4.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Comfort 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Give your old gloves the finger

For climbing, I've used rappel gloves, cotton gloves w/rubber palms, and regular old work gloves. If you've ever tried to locate the little green button on a Petzl carabiner...

Franklin KlockFranklin Klock   August 18, 2008
(Updated: August 18, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Comfort 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Portability 
 
4.0

Ahhhh....

This saddle was originally purchased for my wife so we could climb together. She loved my Tengu and now she loves the VI. After months of using my...

Ascending Tools
Franklin KlockFranklin Klock   May 12, 2008
(Updated: August 23, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
4.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
4.0
Strength 
 
4.0
Portability 
 
4.0

Like the Cub Scouts - True blue and gold.

For a very long time, the only ascenders I used were the CMI ultracenders. The handles on the CMI's are small. Petzl's ascenders offer a good sized grip...

Screw Links
Franklin KlockFranklin Klock   May 12, 2008
(Updated: August 23, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
5.0
Strength 
 
5.0

Peach of a Pear

Like the previous reviewer, I too have had screwlinks rotate. I solved the problem by attaching a dogbone shaped piece of 1/8 inch rubber to the narrow end like...

Franklin KlockFranklin Klock   April 24, 2008
(Updated: April 24, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
5.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Like a favorite old sweatshirt...

When I began recreational tree climbing, a 120' hank of safety blue was my first choice. I like it. It's comfortable, familiar, and safe. like an old sweatshirt....

Helmets
Franklin KlockFranklin Klock   April 24, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
2.0
Comfort 
 
2.0
Safety 
 
3.0

Not for an odd sized head.

I do not own the Elios, but I tried it on and considered it for almost an hour before opting to purchase another helmet. I...

Branch/Rope Protection
Franklin KlockFranklin Klock   March 31, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Type of Use 
 
3.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Portability 
 
4.0

Easy up - easy Down!

Super easy for a rookie to use the first time out - Easy up - Easy down. Thanks to Peter's great instruction on the TCI basics video. ...

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