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TobyA: Haha! Cheers for that.
Here's a wee review I did-
Reactors are quite different to my old Rages, having a lighter and different feel to the swing. The Reactors seem to like a pretty wristy action and this really improves the success of getting first time placements.
They seemed to work fine on neve and mixed stuff. I was also able to hook small rock edges confidently.
They have the same pick angle as Vipers and seem a similar weight.
I think the ergo handle is excellent and made from a urethane (like skateboard wheels) so it is grippy but won't disintegrate like some rubbber grips. The wee rest above the ergo handle is really good when you are daggering on easier angle stuff.
The micro hammers supplied are a bit wee for hammering pegs so you might want to buy a Rage/ Viper hammer to fit- or if you like an adze you'd have to buy one of them too. I've got mine set up with a proper hammer and a micro hammer. I've also got T rated picks on them for Ecosse, saved the B rated ones for watter ice, annat.
I've only used them for 2 neve/ mixed routes but don't have any complaints. I'd need to get a shot on a water ice route to be able to say if I like them for that.
They do look the business though, and that's what really counts....
As regards falling off them, I haven't managed to fall off this season (yet). But there might still be time! Those Grivel Springy leashes make a huge difference to leashless climbing though. Best thing I've bought apart from the tools this season.