Re: Leki Ultralite TI Cor-Tec AS - Initial Report
- Yeah, well, one does what one can with what one has . . . ;0)
I decided not to scrape off a sample and test it in the mass
spectrometer at school. I guess I'll just have to trust Leki that
the poles really are titanium. <grin>
I guess I was being a bit sarcasitic with the "whopping" bit. So
many people are concerned with weight (justifiably), but coming in
less than an ounce over "spec" is well within an item's specification
range. The numbers givin in a specification are either averages or
the best achieved - whatever makes the gear, and the company, look
better. They're a guideline and should be taken as such.
Plus, I've just made the transition to backpacker. As a geologist,
you go out with a pack, water, maps, brunton compass
htm) and a few other things. That you can control, sort of. But you
usually need to pick up samples of rocks from the area, and that you
can't control. I've come back with thirty pounds of rocks before.
And they don't pack as nicely as traditional gear.
Gosh, I miss field work! <silly grin from ear to ear>
--- In BackpackGearTest@y..., "GearTester" <geartester@q...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sonjia" <sleyva@n...>
> To: <BackpackGearTest@y...>
> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 3:56 PM
> Subject: [BackpackGearTest] Leki Ultralite TI Cor-Tec AS - Initial
> My trusty cooking scale
> > weighed each pole at 8 5/8 oz, for a total combined weight of 17
> > oz - a whopping 5/8 oz over spec.
> Wow! 5/8 oz...on a cooking scale....."whopping". I can see right
> gonna be tough in your reports...lol. Enjoy.