Mar 5, 2012 at 11:39 am #1286651
I had taken the pledge, no new gear. But then I had a safety award debit card show up, and I had another one expiring, so I took the plunge for $58 and replaced my DR with a Stratosphire 2. Maybe Big Bend at the end of the month now……Mar 5, 2012 at 11:44 am #1849048
Suweeeet!Mar 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm #1849098
I found that "no new gear" thread rather amusing given some of the participants…
Anyway, that guyline placement bothers me, so here it is…
To get the best tension on that shelter, think of the two Pitch Lock corners as N and S, so place the two guylines at E and W .
If you have the time and can be bothered, please try the two types, Henry's and mine.
He can't do mine and I don't like his…
This is the official TT version :
and this is the TT Downunder way :
What I am interested to find out is which one folk think is easier to do.
(tip : mine only works if you start with a Pitch Lock corner and move to the right of it…)
BTW, no new gear for me since yesterday…
Night time does not count, but well done !Mar 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm #1849116
Hi, my name is Art and this is my first meeting, it's been almost 12 hours since my last gear purchase . . .Mar 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm #1849137
bought a pair of FA guide softshell pants fpr $50 to replace these ones … my partners were complaining about unseemly sights and smells from the posterior region when they belayed me …
first step on the road to gear hoardom =(
on a side note the new FA guide softshell pant are nice, light, and breathable … and if on sale, cheapMar 5, 2012 at 2:41 pm #1849144
Yes, well … I am still interested in how SS2 owners set them up..
FrancoMar 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm #1849221
I've only set mine up once or twice. I used Henry's method which worked well. I'll give your method a shot the next time I get it set up.Mar 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm #1849234
@brendansLocale: Fruita CO
Eric are those pants similar in weight to the Paty Rock Guides (I think I've seen you mention that you've had the RGs)? I like the weight of the rock guides but want something that aren't so baggy at the bottom. Those FA's look pretty nice.Mar 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm #1849284
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@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
Not bad — why not buy new gear even if you could have easily used both cards to buy gas instead (like Ben Franklin said about a penny saved is a penny earned and all that?? :)
The Gear Enabler.Mar 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm #1849326
maybe this tent. Pretty cool for sure.Mar 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm #1849329
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
….I got bored and decided to order a new tent. ;-)
Make that Big Bend trip a reality Joe and share it with us.Mar 5, 2012 at 10:55 pm #1849404
very similar for slightly cheaper … same type of fabric … mine weight 11.8 oz in 34/30 … very breathable
ill post up a review once i get enough pitches in em
a nice thing IMO is that the zippered pockets are deep … they are designed to carry an avalanche beacon … its easy to carry yr keys, wallet, headlamp, etc .while climbing … stuff you dont want to leave in yr pack in case yr second drops it
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