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eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
If yr gear aint trashed ... on 09/05/2011 10:10:35 MDT Print View

It means yr not using is enough or going hard enough ;)

Ive destroyed packs, pants, ropes, torn jackets this year And im a lazy bum

Gear is something you expend for the experience

All shiny new gear means ...

;)

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: If yr gear aint trashed ... on 09/05/2011 10:12:21 MDT Print View

Pretty easy to do with UL gear.

I still have packs that have been through hell and back and aren't trashed. Why so unkind to your nice gear?

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
Trash on 09/05/2011 10:17:06 MDT Print View

Offwidth n chimneys will do that

So will climbing on granite 4-5 days a week =P

Dont worry about silnylon this, cuben that ... Just jump on that overgrown trail and get chased by that friendly bear that just wants to give ya lotso hugs ;)

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Trash on 09/05/2011 10:37:04 MDT Print View

Sandstone is worse than granite - no foregiveness.

sun thechip
(sunthechip1) - F
Re: If your gear aint trashed ... on 09/05/2011 17:52:51 MDT Print View

It means that you haven't learned the value in properly maintaining your equipment.

Ive destroyed packs, pants, ropes, torn jackets this year And im a lazy bum - lazy, as in I dont give a rat's ass about any of my gear.

Beginner Gear is something you expend for the experience, And then after that you buy something nice that will last for as long as possible

All shiny new gear means ... you are being a good consumer.

>:|

Edited by sunthechip1 on 09/05/2011 17:58:58 MDT.

Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Re: Re: If your gear aint trashed ... on 09/05/2011 18:02:18 MDT Print View

My Friends that are guide in Yamnuska and ACMG seem to not destroy their gear every season. some guys have the same Gamma MX and Alpha shell for like 3 seasons of ice and rock climbing almost everyday of the week....

maybe you shoudn't buy disposable gear or think expensive means yuppie

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: If yr gear aint trashed ... on 09/05/2011 18:11:44 MDT Print View

You're the Kifaru guy right? I bet Dan McHale wouldn't make this complaint about his packs.

That's in jest, but seriously, you're either using the wrong gear or abusing your gear.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: If yr gear aint trashed ... on 09/05/2011 18:13:03 MDT Print View

you understand the value of a dollar...

Brian Camprini
(bcamprini) - MLife

Locale: Southern Appalachians
Re: Re: If yr gear aint trashed ... on 09/05/2011 18:31:53 MDT Print View

I enjoy noticing the subtle changes in my dyneema McHale. It's like old jeans that get softer but don't degrade at all.

I'm with you on wearing stuff out. It's tough to do these days with new new shiny stuff so easy to grab. Something we should all consider before reaching.

sun thechip
(sunthechip1) - F
kifaru on 09/05/2011 18:41:43 MDT Print View

You're the Kifaru guy right?

You talking to me?

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
perhaps.. on 09/05/2011 19:11:17 MDT Print View

perhaps we just aren't EXTREME and GOING HARD ENOUGH to understand the OP.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: If yr gear aint trashed ... on 09/05/2011 20:01:23 MDT Print View

"Ive destroyed packs, pants, ropes, torn jackets this year And im a lazy bum"

Uh...make that lazy, careless bum?

Edited:

Upon further consideration, make that lazy, careless, Yuppie bum. Anybody who burns thru gear at that rate and lives to tell the story either has a regular high paying job or a rich girl friend, or both, and in either case drives a BMW or other status car appropriate to their station in life. Eric, you had me fooled for a while with all your Yuppie bashing. Methinks the closet Yuppie doth protest too much. ;-)

Edited by ouzel on 09/05/2011 20:21:29 MDT.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Trash on 09/05/2011 20:04:27 MDT Print View

"Sandstone is worse than granite - no foregiveness."

They're all pretty unforgiving if you augur in-the ultimate gear trashing experience for those who have tried everything else to remove the bright shiny veneer of their new gear and still feel unfulfilled.

David Drake
(DavidDrake) - F - M

Locale: North Idaho
"If yr gear aint trashed..." on 09/05/2011 20:30:15 MDT Print View

...you may be reading BackpackingLight, rather than ClimbingCareless.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Trash on 09/05/2011 20:37:43 MDT Print View

"They're all pretty unforgiving if you augur in-the ultimate gear trashing experience for those who have tried everything else to remove the bright shiny veneer of their new gear and still feel unfulfilled."

Wouldn't it just be easier to roll around in some mud?

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
perhaps.. on 09/05/2011 20:52:36 MDT Print View

Hmmm...
Maybe ALex Honnold isn't going hard enough.

Behold: clean pants and clean shirt with no holes, nice clean pack, even clean shaven with a fresh haircut....

1

Edited by xnomanx on 09/05/2011 20:53:21 MDT.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
dead. on 09/05/2011 21:18:00 MDT Print View

i wonder if he shredded his "dead bird" or his "patagucci" doing all that extreme extreme-stuff!

spelt the enigmatic
(spelt) - F

Locale: SW/C PA
Re: If yr gear aint trashed ... on 09/05/2011 21:26:02 MDT Print View

it means you can't afford to replace it every six months. Must be nice to be loaded.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
ePic chan on 09/05/2011 22:25:08 MDT Print View

Eric, you're so gnar, Arcteryx should be throwing cash before your feet. ;-p

What a b00b.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
Replace on 09/05/2011 22:41:58 MDT Print View

You replace it when you wear it out ... Seam gri and patch the hell out of it till then

Just use it and dont worry about that new shiny plasma to replace tht hydrogen

Its not like itll allow you to go faster or harder or longer ...

Shiny gear sitting around rarely used doesnt do any good ... As evidenced by gear swap ...

Just expend it till it no longer works

Course sponsored climbers get shiny new gear in photos =P

nothing wrong with an epic every now and then ... if yr trying new things or pushing yrself, eventually youll end up in one .. as long as everyone comes home with all their toes and fingers ;)

Edited by bearbreeder on 09/05/2011 23:42:24 MDT.