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Spider-Fx / Ice-axe

Spider-Fx
Spider-Fx

The Innovation of "Spider-Fx"; is due to its hinge, which offers the user two new features. First of all it makes possible for the climber to carry out a powerful strike from the wrist, with the help of the new swing-function, based on the physical principle of radial acceleration. The climber remains close to the rock and uses his conventional technique but gains a more powerful strike. The second function offers the user a tool less change of the curvature of the axe whilst climbing. The rules that applies are as follows :;The steeper the route, the more pronounced the curvature of the axe will be.

University

HfG Offenbach

HfG Offenbach
Offenbach, Germany

Prof. Frank Zebner

Design

Schieder, Harald

Schieder, Harald
Frankfurt a. M., Germany

Harald Schieder