VIDEO: Petzl Lynx Crampon - Something Special£190, added Oct/2011, see all Petzl news & reviews
announcement by Petzl
What's special about them?
- They can be easily configured to tackle any kind of terrain from steep snow to ice falls to mixed or dry tooling.
- They have very strong investment-cast front points *
- They will fit pretty much any mountaineering boots.
- They have a full set of 12 points. Full Antisnow plates are included, too and a crampon bag
- At 1080g/pair (dual points); 910g/pair (mono) - are they the lightest crampons on the market with replaceable front points?
- Replacement sets of front points are available.
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Adjusting them to suit the terrain and personal preference
The patented system is easy to adjust: if personal preference or the terrain demands it, you can easily change them from mono point to dual with one screw. You can also extend the front points for more holding power, shorten them both, set them assymetrically, switch to mono, choose whether your mono point is centred or off set, long or short ... An there's no need to screw around for hours; it's all done with a single bolt and spacer and a simple micro-adjustment system.
Adjusting them to fit practically any boot with Petzl's NEW Leverlock universal bindings
There are so many different shapes and styles of mountaineering boot available - Petzl challenge you to find a pair (which have a rear welt) that the Lynx doesn't fit. The crampons are sold with a choice of toe bails - 'Flexlock' for boots without toe welts or stainless steel wire lock - and they adjust without tools to accommodated shoe width and give enough point length. The heel bail is height adjustable. A Marked bars facilitate crampon adjustment. The supplied M linking bar fits boots size 35-45. An L linking bar, which can fit boots size 40 to 50, is available.
* What is investment casting?
This industrial process is based on one of the oldest known metal-forming techniques: lost-wax casting. It allows manufacturers to make complicated shapes that would be hard/impossible to create with die casting and requires only minor machining to finish it. It's most usually used for casting small items. It allows the production of components with accuracy, repeatability, versatility and integrity in a variety of metals and high-performance alloys.
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