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Helix Potty Trowel REVIEW
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Benjamin Smith
(bugbomb) - F - M

Locale: South Texas
Helix Potty Trowel REVIEW on 10/24/2007 16:13:32 MDT Print View

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Helix Potty Trowel REVIEW

Christopher Plesko
(Pivvay) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
helix on 10/24/2007 17:22:15 MDT Print View

I want one to try out. 55 or 65cm. Brian is still gone though right?

Kevin Sawchuk
(ksawchuk) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Northern California
Re: Helix Potty Trowel REVIEW on 10/24/2007 22:00:47 MDT Print View

1. I have had the head bend on mine when using it as a potty trowel.

2. The pick is a bit short making for stopping in loose snow.

3. I've arrested several times, pulled myself up rock/ice gullys without any problems (ie the head has not detached).

4. As for cutting steps; my experience in hard snow is that it just doesn't cut very well--perhaps I babied it too much knowing its carbon fiber but there's just not enough heft. Additionally the adaze isn't very sharp and doesn't sharpen well or maintain an edge.

As a safety item when your use will be limited to self arrest its light weight makes it very attractive.