BLACK DIAMOND Express Ice Screw, 19 cm

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BLACK DIAMOND Express Ice Screw
 
4.9

(based on 27 reviews)

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Is there really any other screw than the Express?

By Steve

from Vermont, USA

Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Express Ice Screw:

Having used the express screws reliably for years now, I can say that I would never use another screw. They are so easy to place and clear why would you use anything else? I sharpen the teeth once or twice a season and I'm good to go. It's nice to know that you can place these screws fast when you're on lead.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

simple, slick, functional

By Greg

from Grindelwald, Switzerland

Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Express Ice Screw:

The Express ice screw simply works great. I switched a couple of years ago to the BD screws, and it’s been the right choice. They bite the ice in the first quarter turn really well. And the size of the handle is just right whatever gloves I wear. My rack is now almost entirely made up of BD Expresses. I need just two improvements on your next gen screws, and BD will be my only ice screw supplier: . Improved evacuation of the ice in the first 2/3 turns. This is particularly visible in hard/cold ice, in which some competitor's screws are easier to turn (I think about the guys from Courmayeur, Italy). I suspect this is strongly linked to their more swept angles on the biting teeth. They’re actually more swept, and both front and back surface of the teeth tend to lean towards the inside of the screw; whereas the Express’ back surface simply pushes axially against the ice rather than evacuating it toward the inside of the screw. . So far, I always keep a couple of old 360 screws on my rack. It’s for those awkward placements inside a concave surface. It would be nice if you could offer the Express with a 360-like foldable handle (even if only on one length of screw), or if you could give more angular freedom to the handle for those concave placements Anyway, the Express is overall a great product: simple, slick, functional, wear-resistance, rust-free. I tool would definitely recommend for all alpinists.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best screw out there!

By EarlA

from Amherst MA

Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Express Ice Screw:

The express screw is super easy to place. Never have problems getting them to catch the ice when starting the placement! The color coding on the cranks make it quick to identify the correct length screw I need. The cranks allow you to sink the screw all the way to the hanger in seconds. The fold away crank helps prevent snags when racking. Great product that takes the stress out of ice protection.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Ice Screws out there!

By MutiB

from Undisclosed

Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Express Ice Screw:

Durable, super sharp, fast placement, color coded and everything at a logical price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best ice screws

By Martin

from Falkirk, UK

Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Express Ice Screw:

Simply the best ice screws I have used. Punch into ice easily, screw in smoothly, the express handle makes this easy to do one handed and they rack nice and compact on your harness.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great screw

By Chris

from Bellingham, WA, USA

Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Express Ice Screw:

I have had a set of these screws for a few years, they start easy and work great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best screws to have...

By GregL

from Yosemite

Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Express Ice Screw:

The best screws out there. Small to rack but fast to place. If your screws are dull or warn these are the replacements... The 10% off deal is great too.

 
5.0

They are the BEST

By Coby

from New Hampshire

Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Express Ice Screw:

When you are pumped, run out and your hands are so numb you cannot feel them the last thing you want is an overly complex ice screw! The BD Express Screws are simple to use, sharp and go in with no fuss. They are the best, the gold standard. They are the only screws I use!

 
5.0

amazing

By John

from NH

Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Express Ice Screw:

definitely an improvement of the BD screws from a decade ago. I haven't used other brands of screws in years, but these are truly amazing. Better tooth design.

 
4.0

A staple to the ice climber's quiver

By Isabelle

from Burlington, VT, USA

Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Express Ice Screw:

The express screws bite quickly and go in easy. The trigger allows for fast and comfortable placing. I hanger is thin which makes racking screws on ice clippers very streamlined. My favorite part of the express screw is that it has two holes on the hangar. This makes anchoring in and building your anchor simple and efficient.

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