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All you need is a good shovel and some advice from a terrain-park expert.
Don't worry about buying the perfect setup for your first trip to the crag. You'll be best served by partnering with a mentor who can teach you about the gear that works best on your local wall.
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Durable, versatile, and just plain cool
If you spend $1,500 on a new kit, you better make sure it lasts more than a season or two
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