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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:11 am 
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Hi all

i am looking into a prosthesis for ice climbing i dont wanna buy a set of axes just yet. I just want one Head.
i am new to all this ice climbing stuff so forgive me if HEAD is the wrong term.
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Any advice would be great.
i am aiming at an arm similar to this
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:23 pm 
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These guys seem to be one of many good resources:
http://www.needlesports.com/Catalogue/W ... t/Ice-Axes


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:29 pm 
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You can buy replacement blades(?) for ice axes from the manufacturer, or from their local distributor. For instance Petzl (http://www.petzl.com/en/outdoor/ice-axes) or their local distributor Eiger Equipment

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:30 pm 
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thanks that is a good site.
anyone know of any local suppliers of ice stuff...? Ram and MMM seem to only sell full axes.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:51 pm 
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Have you been in touch with Kevin Shields?

He might be able to offer you some advice about the design.

http://kevshieldsclimbing.blogspot.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:50 pm 
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Eiger Equipment are the local distributors of Petzl gear and they will sell what you are looking for, just find a pick you like and buy it.

http://www.eigerequipment.co.za

They also have a Facebook page called "Petzl South Africa"

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:17 am 
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Have a look at www.austrialpin.at in their Ice Climbing section


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