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Grivel Racing Wing

The Racing Wing has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best ice tools for 2021.

photo: Grivel Racing Wing ice tool

Specs

Price Historic Range: $139.98-$280.00
Reviewers Paid: $200.00

Reviews

1 review
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

I wanted a tool that would take me on the ice and, later, on rock. The Racing Wings were my best bet. The overall feel is very solid and comfortable. I took a knife and shaved the rubber liners in the handles; they were giving me blisters when used ungloved. The curve of the handle makes the Evolution and Goulotte picks impractical for waterfall use; I learned the hard way. Swinging the Cascade or Mixte is heavenly. Even carrying the hammer and adze is comfortable; the balance is fantastic. I found that I overswing sometimes and that they stay in place very well.

If I had it to do all over again, I would still get the Racing Wings, seconded by the Ta-K-oons (or whatever they're called.) I just like the balance of these axes so much...

I have swung the Simond Anaconda Cups and like them both but realize how aggressive the Racing Wings are. I feel very confident in the placement of these axes where I would only feel good if swinging the Cups very hard.

Price Paid: $200

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