Friday, March 22, 2013
For someone who exclusively wrestles pebbles this is a perfect fit. Whether it be crag bags, holds, gym flooring, highball pads or sliders Asana is killing it on every level. In a sport where failure reigns supreme I am always happy to have one of their pads beneath me.
I can say without a doubt that this is the best crash pad made here in the US, which of course makes it the best in the world :). The biggest reason for this success is in their innovation. This renders companies that haven't changed their design, buckles, or carrying system obsolete in a young, fast growing sport.
Asana has been taking direct feedback, ideas and design from the people that are out there putting pads to the test such as Kevin Jorgeson and more recently Paul Robinson. This collaborative process that has resulted in a more comfortable hip strap, wider shoulder straps, and even small triangles of carpet on the landing surface for brushing your shoes off before a redpoint attempt. Seemingly small conveniences, but for boulderers makes a world of difference.
In short, if you are looking to replace your haggard foam look no further. You won't be disappointed.
More videos to come, have a good weekend everyone!