as time progresses and the boredom sets in I might just consider doing some reviews here. Mind you I am an amature climber in the best sense of the idea, I am not sponsored nor do I receive free gear (at least not yet, but I won’t hold my breath)
pros and cons to this…
having to buy everything at retail price is no easy challenge for a hack on a starving student budget with no income…. thus the amount of gear I’ll truly be able to review will at best be limited.
on the flip side though, with buying everything I shall not be limited to giving good reviews solely based on trying to maintain a relationship with a sponsor or gear provider, thus I get to say what I really think of something. When reviewing free gear it’s a sin to say negatives about it, after all what kind of thankyou would that be to the provider. Thus enter the Hack, if I pay for something and it’s great I can say so, but if it isn’t I’m not bound by sense of gratitude to say it is and instead I’ll tell you straight up what I really think of it.