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plehti's picture
Mar 14th 2016
The Scarpa Vapor Lace is designed as the sister shoe to the Velcro version with the rubber sole stretching the entire length of the shoe. Please read our full EpicTV Gear Geek long term review from http://www.epictv.com/photo/article/climbing/scarpa-vapor-lace-long-term-test

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plehti's picture
Mar 14th 2016
Did you mean what's new in the new Scarpa Vapor Lace shoes? The Scarpa Vapor Lace is designed as the sister shoe to the Velcro version, and keeps the ethos of the original, with a few new and unique features. The rubber sole stretches the entire length of the shoe, rather than stopping mid-way like the Velcro model. This makes the shoe much stiffer and improves the way it climbs on small footholds. This stiffness continues with a rubber ‘exoskeleton’ that crisscrosses the out-side of the shoe.... (more)

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plehti's picture
Mar 12th 2016
You can find EpicTV Gear Geek Otaki shoe review video from http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/the-la-sportiva-otaki-climbing-shoe---2015-review-%7C-outdoor-2015/602757

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plehti's picture
Mar 12th 2016
Otaki men shoes have a Vibram XS Edge rubber sole and Otaki womens have Vibram XS Grip. Vibram XS Edge provides maximum resistance to deformation on small edges for the heavier climber and Vibram XS Grip provides for lighter climber maximised stickiness and traction without being too stiff.

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plehti's picture
Mar 12th 2016
Otaki shoes will be available on March, 2016

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plehti's picture
Mar 12th 2016
Otaki shoes upper is made from microfibre and leather with using tubular construction.

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plehti's picture
Mar 12th 2016
The main differences are the fit (Otaki for women is narrower) and the rubber used for the sole. Men's version is made with using Vibram XS Edge rubber and Otaki women's version with Vibram XS Grip, which provide lighter climbers better stickiness and traction.

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false's picture
Mar 11th 2016
DMM brass offsets are an improved version of the old HB offsets which DMM bought the production rights too when HB closed down. RP's are made by Roland Pauligk in Australia but I don't know if they're still in production. The acronym RP now may refer to micro nuts because of their wide spread popularity. The best is to pair the DMM brass offsets with IMP's or another brand for more versatility and a greater choice of placements. Be aware the that for free climbing the small sizes are likely to pull out or break the placement or even fail due to their low strength rating.

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