/ NEW REVIEW: Flashed - Ronin Air Pad
Question: A bouldering mat full of air? Really? No - REALLY?
Answer: Sort of.
Jack Geldard bounces around on the Ronin Air Pad from Flashed...
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Great review. Quick question(for you or Ronin who I am sure are aware of this review). You say it takes about half an hour to set up when you first get it...can it be put down again once assembled? If so, is it easy enough to set up at the crag without tools/inflatable pumps? Sorry, the 'setup' wasnt too clear.
This could be very handy for going on flights with a bouldering pad is what im thinking. In its disassembled state is it small?
Looks like a great pad though. With mine wearing out after a couple years im definately interesting in one that lasts.
Do you know if Ronin have any plans to make a giant airpad and leave it in the cave on a permanent basis - I feel this would be great for promoting it to a wide audience ;)
I'm pretty sure the air cells don't/can't deflate once its assembled - its kind of flat packed to start with and inflate themselves once unfurled overnight.
I will measure up the deflated size of the pad and let you know.
I have carried it fully inflated on flights and it has just gone through as my normal luggage. It weighs a little over 7.6kg so you still have 7.4kg worth of weight that is easily stuffed inside the pad. Or 12.4kg if you are using a proper airline :-)
Note to self - stop commenting on climbing hardware (or squashware)
I know it only took about three seconds to find out but if youre going to list the two cons to a product as being price and weight you should say what the figures are. Weight - 7.6kg
Good to have chaps like you keeping an eye on me!
Fair review... A mate of mine has one of these and they're pretty impressive.
One other slight downside I found: on fairly slopey ground or covering the lip of nearby boulders, the cells tended to work their way down and bunch up at the bottom leaving only the thin foam at the top. Not too much hassle - just meant we had to reorganise it every now and then after a few lobs...
I like the picture by Ronin a lot. But a guy who wears socks in the sack? Please?
I used one of these for the first 3 months of the year. Apart from the weight (not really a problem TBH) I thought it was brilliant.
You just get used to the extra security to the extent that jumping onto a normal mat seemed a bit thin and risky.
really? Is it that much of a difference?
Yes for me. I am 44 and a half and have been jumping off for a long time, so maybe younger people might feel it less or be "less sensitive" than my aging joints.
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