/ DMM Apex Anyone tried them out yet?
Anyone had a chance to use one in anger yet?
I really can't see any negatives about them. Perhaps our unimpressed critic just prefers foreign made axes?!
It'd be interesting if anyone who's used them, posted a brief review of how they they got on with them .
That does give us more choice, though. Not necessarily good, I grant you, and we can easily get too hung up on the superficial differences, but at least it means there's maybe something for people who don't feel the Quarks or Vipers (or whatever) are for them.
Presumably DMM designed them to be equivalent on purpose (I imagine they'd claim 'better', but you know what I mean) - something radical would probably alienate as many people as it would attract.
As for build quality, I'd say they seem as good as anything else. Not as light as the Quarks, maybe, but perhaps a little more solid, and the adjustable trigger on the Quarks strikes me as a bit flimsy, so the Apex's fixed upper hold may be a boon in this regard (and easier for the designers to predict the balance of for matching, I'd expect).
> As for build quality, I'd say they seem as good as anything else. Not as light as the Quarks, maybe, but perhaps a little more solid, and the adjustable trigger on the Quarks strikes me as a bit flimsy, so the Apex's fixed upper hold may be a boon in this regard (and easier for the designers to predict the balance of for matching, I'd expect).
The build quality of the apex seemed pretty good to me, there were no workmanship faults that I could find. The overall finish of the ae was imo really good. I've not used a pair so I have no idea how the would perform in practice.
They look good though otherwise but I seem to remember that I was afraid something in the handle would fall off with time.
Thanks for actual user feedback. More or less how I thought they'd perform. The other model (Switch?) looks very similar but with an ergo hand grip, and steeper T rated pick option for mixed hooking. They sound like excellent tools.
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