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The Navigator Stabilicer

PostPosted: Nov 14, 2007 10:25 am
by GypsumWolf

PostPosted: Nov 14, 2007 10:34 am
by JoeyS
I think they're just an overshoe with built in crampon spikes. Good for ice caves maybe? I wonder why a place like Karst Sports would sell them?
I would not think they would be useful for general caving though.

PostPosted: Nov 14, 2007 2:17 pm
by mgmills
JoeyS wrote:I think they're just an overshoe with built in crampon spikes. Good for ice caves maybe? I wonder why a place like Karst Sports would sell them?
I would not think they would be useful for general caving though.



Agree with Joey.

You want a boot that is going to leave minimal impact on the cave. the steel spikes would be damaging to some cave surfaces . . . not to mention slippery on rocks.

Culverson Creek

PostPosted: Nov 14, 2007 2:27 pm
by Jep
However, there are times when "golf" spikes, for lack of a better term, are nice to have. I tried to follow Billl Balfour up the Mudderhorn in Culverson Creek. It's a 100' high mud bank. He had specially made shoes with spikes while I had Vibram soles. Guess who made it to the top without getting slimed? However, the down side was Bill had less traction when we crossed a breakdown pile than I had. We both survived the trip. Jep.