A few things from the OR show. No pics but there are some cool new things coming out next spring.
My Shit -
New GriGri is fucking badass. Lighter, smaller, works on all single ropes and easier to lower. We got to use them last week and paying out slack and lowering is noticeably easier. So good.
Petzl's rechargeable/programable battery is also badass. Fully customizable and regulated. Eggnuts, you can now get a headlamp for the kiddies so they can porter your pads for you. Then you can set it to the lowest setting and it'll last for 100 plus hours AND not blind you when they look at you to give you betas.
Hardwear has double wide sleeping bags now. Yessir. Sweaty...Nic...You guys are getting hitched now, it's time for a double wide.
Josh's Shit -
New shirts. New tanks. Insanely rad new beanies with pom poms. Obscenely awesome small packs that remind me of just how awesome 1991 was.
He also has a couple new pads on the way. Everything looks rad.
Nic's Shit -
Five Ten has some awesome new shoes coming out including a ladies downturned velcro, downturned anasazi lace up, super asymetric lasted lace up(think tweaked out dragon) and some badass approach shoes. All the colors are sick and the shoes look amazing.
Nic also shaped a new set of skippers. I love the little skippers and these area fucking awesome. Juggy. Huge. Fallic. Nice Work.
Other People's Shit -
Sportiva came out with a Team Shoe knock off. 3.5 mm rubbber. Softer Midsole. Extended toe cap. Single Velcro. It just doesn't look that nice. Scarpa didn't come out with anything new.
Asana copied Josh's messenger bag....with a screen print. Metolius continued copying Josh's chalkbags with reckless abandon. Josh ripped Mad Rock foam with a single squeeze.
Climb X was there. So was Mad Rock. They're multiplying. No one really knows why they're both in existence. It's confusing.
Things I Learned -
Epic Beers are amazing.
Tequila is the devil.
Nic is a dirty bastard and his new name is 'Railroad Spike'.
Josh is a saint, much like Luanne, and his new name is 'Teddy Bear'.
Both of them need fat people insoles.
Katie got a hedgehog while I was away and named it Commander Fluffykins.
Salt Lake is a fucking weird place. I could never live there.
LCC is kinda badass. We got to play around on a Granite Roof.
I miss my wifey.
5 months ago