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    Petzl Spiky Plus - Not a sale thread!

    I don't care how much they cost right now, but ...

    Does anyone have a pair of these?

    They seem to be a cross between Stabilicers and Micro-spikes.

    http://www.rockandsnow.com/store/pro...ZL-SPIKY-PLUS/

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    I had a set...they terrible so I gave them away.

    Honestly, there isn't enough traction on the 'spikes' to get grip on flat pavement. If you lead with your heel, it will slip until your foot is flat on the ground.

    That and the nubs are pretty small, like studs on a car tire.
    Last edited by Lawn Sale; 12-21-2008 at 07:35 PM.
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    I was in Target the other day buying some kind of home appliance for my sister and notice they have something similar, but only like $6. Looked very much the same and if Lawn Sale said the Petzl ones were crappy, the ones at Target must take the cake!!!!

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    At first glance, they appear similar to the Sport model of Stabilicer.
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    Traction aids

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Rankin View Post

    They seem to be a cross between Stabilicers and Micro-spikes.

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    Actually, they are more like Get-a-Grips® but with fewer studs. Having used Get-a-Grips as well as Stabilicers® and Microspikes®, I'd say they wouldn't work as well as any of them. More than likely they would be somewhere between Yaktrax® and Get-a-Grips. In other words, not very good for most hiking conditions. I won't use anything but Microspikes until crampons are necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhihn View Post
    At first glance, they appear similar to the Sport model of Stabilicer.
    I used to own a pair of these, now I own half a pair!

    They were ok, but the newer stabilicers with the rigid bottom are bette, IMHO.

    Thanks for the tips everyone, we now know where to assign these gadgets in the pantheon of traction wear.
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    Definitely a domestic appliance. Sidewalks, driveways, roof shoveling.
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