When going faster means lighter, the 50 cm. Petzl Snowracer Ultralight Axe (340g.) is perfect for ski mountaineering, big mountain snowboarding, and alpine climbing. The lightweight, high strength anodized aluminum shaft (7075 alu) is headed with a durable Charlet steel adze, that is contoured for the hand and sculpted for efficient step cutting. The pick, which is designed with a hole for clipping a carabiner or attaching a wrist sling, provides for a smooth swing and solid penetration with its' balanced weight. Offering high performance on snow and ice, the hollow aluminum shaft features a beveled tip that is plugged to prevent snow build-up in the shaft.
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Great backcountry ski axe
May 26, 2009
I bought a Snowracer to use when backcountry skiing. The snowracer feels comfortable in your hand and gains good penetration despite it's (lack of) weight. It's worked flawlessly in self belay when ascending a glacier and for cutting steps on a traverse. Best of all, it's light enough that you don't notice it on your pack (where axes seem to spend the greatest amount of time).
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