EDIT: IR- Sure Foot Get-A-Grip Advanced Jennifer Koles
- This is the official edit of Jennifer Koles' Initial Report on the
Surefoot Co.'s "Get-A-Grip Advanced" Traction Devices by your newly
appointed monitor -
My edits follow the usual format of
edit - think about changing this
Comment - just that.
Your link works and I like your pictures!
--- In email@example.com, "Jenn K."
>comment: you may wish to put in "ft" and "in" - the little lines
> HTML file is in the test/TESTS folder
> Initial Report: Sure Foot Get-A-Grip Advanced
> Jennifer Koles
> January 23, 2006
> Reviewer Information
> Name: Jennifer Koles
> Age: 31
> Gender: Female
> Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
aren't fammiliar to everyone overseas (though most people there will
admittedly look at the metric conversions and ignore this - your
>comment: Does it? From what I gathered reading Eric's review, it
> Product Information
> The Get-A-Grip Advanced comes packaged with 12 replaceable carbide
sounded to me as though two replacement spikes were included with
the product itself - could the additional six be a freebie?
> Dimensions: 9.5 in x 5 in (24.13 cm x 12.70 cm) (for size medium,
> placed on shoe)edit: I find the accuracy of your conversion possibly excessive.
Whenever the conversion suggests an accuracy greater than the
converted measurement had, it is best to round off (say, 24.1x12.7
or even 24x13)
> "The Ice Diamond carbide spikes last 10 times longer than steel.They
> are technically designed to give and release from undo stresswithout
> tearing the rubber."EDIT: "undue stress" - if the typo is in the original, it is
customary to mark this by including [sic] right behind the word with
the typo (latin, meaning: "so, like that")
> Initial Impressionfrom
> The product arrived USPS Priority Mail within one day of shipping
> the manufacturer in North Dakota. The product was contained in aincluded in
> rectangular clear plastic package. Included was a clear small
> package of 6 replacement Ice Diamond carbide spikes. Also
> the packaging was a letter from the manufacturer stating the keyFoot's
> features of the product and an informational brochure of Sure
> other Get-A-Grip products.Edit: You've likely read a lot of intros to IRs online in old
reports. We (that is, the Mods) decided some time ago that as how it
was shipped really is irrelevant to the product, these descriptios
aren't really desirable in IRs. So most of the above section can go -
but I would be interested on your take of what exactly comes part
and parcel with the package.
> The packaging for the Get-A-Grip Advanced notes how to replace theIce
> Diamond carbide spikes. There is also a description of the productillustrations
> and the features are noted. The available sizes are listed and
> contact information for the manufacturer. There are some
> of the product.found
> The packaging for the replacement spikes notes how to replace the
> spikes, a short product description, appropriate use, and contact
> information for the manufacturer.
> Inside the packaging of the traction device no instructions were
> on how to care for the device or the mounting/removal process. Itwas
> easy enough for me to figure out how to put the device on and takeoff
> my running shoes.EDIT: This reads as though you (finally!) figured out how to take
off your running shoes... (grin)
There is an illustration of the support ring that
> is to allow for easy on and off of the device. The support ring isa
> piece of rubber molded into the device allowing you to place yourfoot.
> fingers inside to more easily slip the device over the heel of the
EDIT: this is the projecting police speaking. You don't know if it
will allow *me* to do so (you haven't seen my fingers). It's
generally best to phrase all these descriptions making reference
only to oneself (avoids discussions of whether it's projecting or
not - I understand one can use the term "you" without projecting,
but I've found that whenever I'm really not projecting, it's also
easy to say without the term "you").
> The device appears well constructed with thick rubber. All thespikes
> were in place on the device upon opening the package. The rubberis
> pliable allowing me roll and fold the device for storage.EDIT: allowing me *to* roll and ...
> Testing Locationsmonths
> This item will be primarily tested in the mountainous region of
> northern Utah. Most elevation ranges in the Utah Wasatch and Uinta
> Mountain Ranges are between 9,000-10,000 ft. (2700-3000 m). The
> average temperature in these mountain ranges during the winter
> is 25 F (14 C).EDIT: 25 F equals -4 C. You likely slipped into the "Temperature
Difference" column of the BGT conversion utility. To explain: 50 F
equals 10 C. That means that a difference of 25 degrees (measured in
Fahrenheit, as in the difference between 25 F and 50 F) is a
difference of 14 degrees C (as in the difference between -4 C and 10
The average amount of snowfall is 500 in (13 m) in the
> Wasatch Mountain Range.Comment: Holy Cow, that's LOTS OF SNOW.
> The Salt Lake City Valley area with an elevation of 5500 ft (1700m).
> The average temperature in Salt Lake City is approximately 40 F(4 C).
Edit: The conversion is correct, but what time frame does that
average refer to? As a yearly average it would be nearly meaningless
for the report.
> Yellowstone National Park in early April of 2006. A cycling tour
> starts in West Yellowstone, Montana (elevation of 6667 ft (2000 m))
> and ends at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (elevation of 8850
> (2700 m)). There are many trails that are open and accessibleduring
> this time of year. However they are usually snow packed and icy.Basin
> Some of the trails that I intend on hiking are the Norris Geyser
> Trails and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Viewpoints. The averageThe
> daytime temperature in the park in April is 35-40 F (1.67-4 C).
> temperatures during the night are below freezing. The park averagesComment: Sounds like an absolutely awesome bike trip.
> 150-400 in (4-10m) of snowfall per year.
You're clear to upload once you've taken care of these. Please don't
hesitate to contact me if there are any problems with the test. Once
you've uploaded, it would be nice if you requested (on the list) a
Mod to delete your test file. Sorry to edit so late, but I was only
appointed a few hours ago.
Good report, btw.