Tech Machine Carbon Hammer
The Carbon Tech Machine is designed for all day ice to alpine mixed lines to single pitch pillars, you need a tool that can handle any type of terrain with great all around performance. The Tech Machine's geometry offers great swings from steep caudiflower'd ice to calf destroying lower angle romps. An aggressive pick angle with a long first tooth allows secure hooking on edges and hot forging gives great durability while torquing in cracks on mixed terrain. The Carbon Tech Machine features a dual density handle with multiple grip options, allowing you to shake out when pumped or choke up to get an extended reach. It's Cyclops eye on the head of the axe allows for easy racking on ice clippers, carabiners or other racking methods.
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|Weight (g / oz)|
Weight (g / oz)
In grams and ounces, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
The weight is the packaged weight. If there are differences in weight (due to optional accessories) we'll note them here.
|Length (cm)||49 cm|
|Head Details|| Hammer (pair: Tech Machine Carbon Adze
Tech Machine Carbon
2 Screw adjustment
|Ice Rating|| |
Shaft: T / Type 2
|Picks|| Included with the tool: |
Ice Plus Blade
Other Picks Available:
|Pommel & Grip|
Pommel & Grip
Fixed: An upper pommel that is fixed in place (it cannot move up/down the shaft nor can it be taken off).
Adjustable: An upper pommel that can move up and down the shaft.
Removable & Adjustable: An upper pommel that is completely removable and also adjustable.
Removeable: An upper pommel that is either on or off (it cannot move up/down the shaft).
None: If there is no upper pommel that comes standard (there may or may not be options to buy separately).
Fixed: A lower pommel that is fixed in place (the angle cannot be changed nor can it be taken off).
Adjustable: A lower pommel that can change angle or location on the tool.
Removable: When the lower pommel can be removed but not adjusted.
None: If there is no lower pommel that comes standard (there may or may not be options to buy separately).
| Upper Pommel: Fixed|
Lower Pommel: Fixed
Grip Size: Adjustable
|Materials|| Head: Chromolly Steel|
Shaft: G-bone Carbon Composite
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For pure ice and light mixed duty these tools just feel right. They are easy to swing on low angle and they excel on steep ice, especially WI4-5’s. As a devoted weekend warrior these are now my go to tools. I had a chance to take a few laps on the aluminum version (Tech Machine) which was very similar, however with the Carbon version I felt fewer vibrations on any given swing, as the carbon felt just a little more damp. If only Grivel can figure make a length adjustable handle for the large handed folks, everybody could be satisfied. Even as other companies upgrade their tools for the 2018/2019 season, the Tech Machine Carbon will still give them a run for their money.
The absolutely brilliant new Tech Machine Ice Axes from Grivel are, well, brilliant. We've passed them round 5 different testers so far this season and everyone has come back with a resoundingly positive response. These axes work, and they work well.