/ Ice axe design

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Dojyness on 11 Jul 2012 - 5ad22f99.bb.sky.com
Might seem a bit random, but Im doing an inventing project as part of my degree (not a commercial project), Im designing a telescopic alpine (not technical)ice axe, with the main aims:

being easyer to pack away in a compacted manner
adjustable for people of different heights
adjustable to suit different terrain angles

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated especially including how much you think is a reasonable price for the product

Cheers
JH
L.A. on 11 Jul 2012
wee jamie on 11 Jul 2012
mkean - on 11 Jul 2012
In reply to wee jamie:
I think someone beat you to that idea, I think rigid aid ladders used to be called something like parrot perches.
Taurig - on 11 Jul 2012
Dojyness on 11 Jul 2012 - 5ad22f99.bb.sky.com
In reply to Taurig:
Yea I found that while doing research, the problem with that axe is that it only folds to pack away, it is not adjustable, also it is graded for emergency use, so not advisable as a walking aid, just for SA monouver
Dojyness on 11 Jul 2012 - 5ad22f99.bb.sky.com
In reply to L.A.:
That is similar to what I am proposing, but it will be able to reduce more in length, also it would be more robust,I dont think the snowscopic could take much punnishment, bearing in mind it is a life saving tool
Dojyness on 11 Jul 2012 - 5ad22f99.bb.sky.com
In reply to wee jamie:
Not quite, good way to aviod rock climbing though, not much fun to carry
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deepstar - on 11 Jul 2012
In reply to Dojyness:
> (In reply to L.A.)
> I dont think the snowscopic could take much punnishment, bearing in mind it is a life saving tool

I own a Petzl Snowscopic and I can assure you it is a very robust tool built along the same lines as the Snowracer.

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