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Jan 24, 2013
me on my redpoint
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So I saw this on BD's website yesterday and was curious about how well these work work on the Fusion's. I had a nice day trip down to Ouray today and Ouray Mountain Sports happened to have them in stock so I said what the hell I'll try them out.

These new Fusion Ice Picks have a 2 degree less pick angle than the standard Fusion Pick. It was obvious right away that Black Diamond designed a pick to climb ice with the Fusion and do it really really well. My climbing partner had a pair of Nomics so I was able to do a side by side comparison.

I have to say that the new Fusion Ice Pick is nothing short of AMAZING! My Fusions were climbing ice with the same ease as climbing with a pair of Nomics. Every stick was so easy and it was very obvious that Black Diamond did a good job designed a pick specifically for climbing ice with the Fusions.

The Nomic does have the pick weight that can be removed so the Nomic has more options as well as a slightly different swing than the Fusion but I have to say that the Fusion with the Fusion Ice Pick is a direct competition for the Nomic for ice climbing. I was able to climb ice with the same ease as any modern ice tool. All Fusion owners will be super psyched to put a pair of these on and get some longs days of pure ice with them.

Thanks to Black Diamond for hitting the nail right on the head with these new picks!!!!!!
Dave Cummings
From Grand Junction, CO
Joined Jul 3, 2007
213 points
Jan 31, 2013
How do they compare with using laser picks on your fusions? Graham Johnson
Joined Apr 27, 2006
1 points
Jan 31, 2013
me on my redpoint
The laser pick does climb ice better than the fusion pick but the fusion ice pick climbs ice much better than the laser pick. The tip of the laser pick and the fusion ice pick are just about the same but I noticed an improvement when swinging into ice because of the pick angle being right on for the fusion. Dave Cummings
From Grand Junction, CO
Joined Jul 3, 2007
213 points
Oct 26, 2013
officer friendly
Anyone else out there using the fusions with the new fusion ice picks? Considering this tool for all around ice/mixed in colorado if the new picks really do add that much versatility on the ice end... mt.wilson
From Denver
Joined Jun 8, 2009
119 points
Oct 27, 2013
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Shralpine wrote:
Anyone else out there using the fusions with the new fusion ice picks? Considering this tool for all around ice/mixed in colorado if the new picks really do add that much versatility on the ice end...


No one pick will do everything optimally...
RobC2
Joined Mar 9, 2009
198 points
Nov 20, 2013
I'm running the new Fusion Ice picks on my green Fusions and they're awesome. Their performance on ice is much better than Laser or Fusion picks, displacing noticeably less ice and requiring far fewer swings.

Also of note, BD has their picks just about dialed in my opinion right from the factory. I used to spend a decent amount of time filing their picks to get the diamond shape on the teeth they're now coming with. I still tune up the Laser and Fusion picks by adding a little extra hook on the beak and second tooth. I was pleasantly surprised to see these new Fusion Ice picks are exactly what I've been tuning my other picks into.
Patrick Carey
From Keene, NY
Joined Feb 4, 2011
12 points
Nov 24, 2013
I'm sold,....getting some Danomcq
Joined Dec 19, 2012
35 points
Nov 25, 2013
prindle
has anyone tried these on cobras or vipers? Seth Kane
From Bozeman, Montana
Joined Sep 22, 2013
34 points
Jan 9, 2014
Seth Kane wrote:
has anyone tried these on cobras or vipers?



anyone?
Scott Brown
Joined Dec 5, 2011
52 points
Jan 16, 2014
One more before topping out! 1/26/14
I have them on my cobras and they are great! G Carpenter
From SLC, UT
Joined Dec 17, 2013
187 points
Jan 16, 2014
hi
I put them on my Cobras and I was not a fan...might have been the ice, but I was not happy while on lead. I do really like them on the fusions though. It has been all I have been climbing on lately, Fusions with the Fusion ice pick. jon jugenheimer
From Madison
Joined Apr 24, 2006
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