A look into the cold world of alpine climbing.
Burls. Good evidence at the end of why Fusion picks suck on ice. I know it was boiler plate but still...
Ha, Ha! Hard to dispute that one with gibberish tech talk isn't it?
It's just a trade-off Brandon...the picks are thicker in order to offer greater durability, thinner "B" picks displace less ice, but also don't hold up to the abuse when swinging directly into choss cracks or bouncing full body weight on torqued placements, plus, as noted, anything would cause similar plating in those conditions.
In my experience (limited) Fusion pics are burlier (and more confidence inspiring when torqued) but just as soft as the B's (lasers) and thus dull rather quickly. I far prefer my Fusion tools + fusion pics to my nomics for dry tooling, I just lack the confidence on routes that finish on ice with that set up and find the petzl steel to be superior.
But a rad video either way Pete!
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