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Kong Resting Fiffi Review

Kong Resting Fiffi
By: Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief  ⋅  Apr 16, 2010
Price:  $12 List  |  $8.95 at Amazon - 25% Off
Pros:  Light, inexpensive
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Manufacturer:   Kong


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The Kong Resting Fiffi is also known as the "adjustable fifi" because you can rig a system where the fifi length is always adjustable. To do this, you need to buy 6mm accessory cord separately and spend a little time figuring out the system. I have not seen too many people climb efficiently with this system but there are others who swear by it, so you might want to check it out. This is one of the lightest fifi hooks and is also the cheapest one. The fifi hook I prefer is the classic Kong Fiffi Hook. I prefer it because of the standard "non adjustable" setup and the fact the hook has a larger opening. In the little I have experimented with the Resting Fiffi I have found that the more open hook design means you have to be more careful about the hook coming off your biner unintentionally.

PS: I don't know why, but Kong spells fiffi with two f's whereas everyone else spells it with one f. Keep this in mind when searching for this product on the Internet. — Chris McNamara

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Most recent review: May 15, 2010
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   May 15, 2010 - 03:26pm
Werd · Climber · Bay area

Great for french-free routes like the Nose. You can just fifi into a cam or fixed piece to grab a rest, or transition to/from sections of aid. It's much easier to use than a regular fifi due to the adjustability of the fifi-- you can extend the fifi to clip a piece and then haul yourself in close to it. Then, when you're ready to start freeing again, you don't have to eff around with trying to unclip a biner (if you're using a quickdraw on your harness to rest or convert from/to aid)--jut pop your fifi and your off climbing. On easier aid (C2), I use two aiders and this adjustable fifi, which still allows you to haul yourself up to your next piece if it's a tricky transition (like an adjustable aider), but you can also keep it short and use it just like a regular fifi. It really helps you dial-in the proper fifi length for top-stepping, too.



Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.


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