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Dmm ice switch question.

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 im off 18 May 2020

Just wondering. As the hand rest is metal, do these axes give you cold hand problems?

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In reply to im off:

Aren't all ice tool handles based on metal? Anyway, the Switch handle is covered in rubber so it is nice and warm. I've used mine at below -20 and they were no better or worse than any other tool I've used in cold conditions.  https://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/snow+ice/ice_axes/dmm_switch_ice_axes-6189

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 Graham 18 May 2020
In reply to TobyA:

Or carbon.  I can't say I've noticed a difference so long as the material is covered in rubber.  Shafts are a different story. 

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 im off 19 May 2020
In reply to TobyA:

Oh. I didn't realise they had a rubber coating. Just looking at photos, looked like it was bare metal. Ta

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In reply to im off:

Yep - comfy and hardwearing too. But the handle is based on a solid metal skeleton. I think its in the climbing section of Outside in Hathersage where they have some display cases from DMM showing the various stages of manufacturing, and amongst the krabs there is the handle of a Switch - showing how its forged or cut from one lump of aluminium.

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