No broken ankles and lasted four years. But inconsistent later product
20 March, 2014
Bought a WC pad back in 2008. It lasted till 2012. The cover caught in something and tore within the first few months. The foam sagged after three years or so. Pulled it through for another year, before deciding to replace with a FeetoffGround crash pad.
What I liked. Well, I didn't break my ankles. For the price, decent product. And at the time, was the only crashpad available, thus making it an invaluable service/product provided by WC to Indian climbers.
What I didn't like. In India, everyone carries the crashpad on their bikes. This one was a dread to carry. It acted like either a sail in crosswinds, or would press against my helmet. On the contrary the FOG pad is better designed for carrying on the bike (I suspect not by design, but who cares as long as it works). Also, in relation to say a Beal or Madrock crashpads, WC pad had much to be desired in terms of finish, quality and durability. But the Beal and Madrock pads carry a premium and harder to come by in India. Also, the later pads of WC seemed to skimp on a foam layer. I suspect this is a QA issue than anything.
All in all it is relatively inexpensive, and functions well.
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