/ Grivel X monsters

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Minneconjou Sioux - on 13 Dec 2013

Just got a pair for some winter ice. When looking at reviews I notice everyone talks about putting grip tape on the handles. Anyone care to expand on what exactly grip tape is and where exactly it needs to go?
coldwill - on 13 Dec 2013
George Ormerod - on 13 Dec 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:

Hockey tape mate. Sticks to anything and adheres at low temps.

So have you got any beta on classic Saskatchewan ice climbs? ;-)
Minneconjou Sioux - on 13 Dec 2013
In reply to George Ormerod:

>> So have you got any beta on classic Saskatchewan ice climbs? ;-)

Yes, but I ain't sharin' ;-)
Minneconjou Sioux - on 13 Dec 2013
In reply to coldwill:

Thanks. So not actually on the handles but above them?
George Ormerod - on 13 Dec 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:

Something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U0tDU37q2M

:-)
Exile - on 13 Dec 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:

I took the picks off and slid a length of doubled up mountain bike inner tube down over the shafts of mine - works really well.
In reply to George Ormerod:

I've got hockey tape on my Reactors, its ok but can attract snow and then freeze up a bit when temps are around freezing.
Minneconjou Sioux - on 13 Dec 2013
In reply to George Ormerod:

Yes. But a little colder :-)
Minneconjou Sioux - on 13 Dec 2013
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Sandy Simpson - on 13 Dec 2013
In reply to Minneconjou Sioux:

Get down your local hardware store and buy some self amalgamating tape(tape that sticks to itself and not the axe)
I have this on my fusions and quarks and it's perfect, it's also really good for insulating the axe shaft so that your hands dont get nuked by heat transfer of the cold metal. no problem either with snow sticking onto them either.

Cheers

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