Without wading through what is currently 140+ pages of the akimbo thread, let’s talk deets!
What works, what doesn’t
What works, what doesn’t
I love it. Not perfect, but that’s all me and break in. Much better than the bone for me, as I love to swap ropes and couldn’t get the bone dialed (none adjustable). Haven’t climbed too much on it, just 60’ or so on a doug, and then 7 very large apples. My upper cam got stuck which I think was my main issue dialing things in, it freed up with a drop of oil.I reckon you have had a few climbs on your new kit Evo. Genuinely curious how your feeling about the Akimbo.
If this weather continues I will de rig my fiddle blocks, it had the only chunk of blue moon I own. It does well on Aztec which from what I hear is the same, but blue moon has always seemed to have a smoother jacketCan anyone tell me how blue moon does? That’s what I use and I want to know if it’s not going to do well before my akimbo comes in.
Sounds like with your weight you need a 12mm..230lbs w/ gear
Ropes: all have signs of only minimal wear
Samson Predator 11.4mm - failed to find proper settings
Edelrid Static 11mm - failed to find proper settings
Sterling HTP 7/16" - found settings that worked, at D/7, but I'm not 100% satisfied using an extreme bollard setting on either arm
Tending was easy with the Kong Micro carabener, but it didn't properly release from the wire gate and thereby bypasses a the tending point's safety feature. The DMM mini carabiner only remains in place when I'm upright and actively ascending, the rest of the time if pops out.
The tending issue, bollard adjustment challenges, and rope concerns, make this device less user-friendly than other multicending devices. I still love the compactness and simplicity of the design, so I'm not giving up yet, but from a practical standpoint, I cannot say that the Akimbo will become my primary multicending device unless these issues are more effectively dealt with.
This is the intended operation of the tending point.. the way it works with the DMM XSRE is exactly how its supposed to work. It will tend the device up, but once you lean back and down it is designed with an outward gate to automatically disconnect.230lbs w/ gear
Tending was easy with the Kong Micro carabiner, but it didn't properly release from the wire gate and thereby bypasses the tending point's safety feature. The DMM mini carabiner only remains in place when I'm upright and actively ascending, the rest of the time it pops out.
I should be able to put it through the paces on Blue Moon tomorrow and if not by then will run a company rope next week and report back.Can anyone tell me how blue moon does? That’s what I use and I want to know if it’s not going to do well before my akimbo comes in.