WANTED: BD Mondo Bouldering Pad

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ryankelly

Trad climber
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Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 18, 2014 - 12:58am PT
Anyone wanna sell their Mondo?
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Feb 18, 2014 - 01:27am PT
It would be cheaper to just break your ankles, and go to the ER every once in a while.
ryankelly

Trad climber
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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2014 - 11:40am PT
That's true but I need a mondo so my friends stop making fun of my "pansy pad."
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:44am PT
i thought bigger = more "pansy".

I don't even know what the standards are anymore.
Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:47am PT
Get an Organic Big Pad. It has better foam that will last much longer, and is cheaper than a Mondo. Only problem though, you'll probably never find one on the used market.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:48am PT
You'll find one. I see them for sale fairly often, seems most people buy them only to realize what a giant PITA it is hauling those things around, epecially if you boulder in a crew where stacking several normal ones is an option. Housemate had one a few years ago, he almost never used it.

I'd bet they weigh over 20lb, by the time your gear and lunch is in there probably >25lb. Winds in Bishop were about 30 over the weekend, you could have used one as a sail gone from car to Happies in 3 strides.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:50am PT
I had a mondo, now have an Asana. The Asana is way more durable, easier to carry, stiffer foam & covers pretty much the same area.
ryankelly

Trad climber
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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2014 - 12:17pm PT
Elcap,

Where do you see them for sale?
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:19pm PT
Gym bulletin board, mtn proj for sale forums, the typical places.

It's probably worth a post on mtn proj.
skitch

climber
East of Heaven
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:19pm PT
I live in Bishop and unless it's brand new the BD Mondos are always smashed out. I, and most people I know, use Organic pads, the foam on them is much more durable, the corners are square (which doesn't create a big hole of you put four BD/Metolius pads together) and they are made in the USA.

Compare the prices of the Mondo= $320 from Backcountry.com
Organic Big Pad=$315 + $30-$50 for shipping, plus you get to choose what colors you want. The tiny bit of extra $$$ will disapear after your second year of bouldering with it and you aren't bottoming it out!
frank wyman

Mountain climber
montana
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:26pm PT
Buy a new or used hot-tub cover...a little big at 7x7 but cheap...woot..
paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Feb 18, 2014 - 01:40pm PT
Hmmm... is a pad the equivalent of a leash in surfing?
fluffy

Trad climber
Colorado
Feb 18, 2014 - 01:47pm PT
got mine for like 180 on steep and cheap

at the time i was living in tahoe with no bouldering partners

really made the difference at places like echo and bliss, pie shop, etc.

tahoe is stacked with highballs

its held up well, not falling on it a lot has helped I'm sure
The Call Of K2 Lou

Mountain climber
North Shore, BC
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:08pm PT
The Mondo can be a bit of a pig to carry. The Mad Rock Triple Mad Pad covers a little more real estate, is just as thick, and way easier to carry. Might be worth a look, depending on your needs.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:19pm PT
Asana or organic are your best choice for that size pad.

I use the Metolius Magnum because I like it for walking through tight trees and sh#t. I think it is thinner and softer than the Asana and Organics.

Mondos suck. They squish out in like 3 days and you are left with a heavy soft pile of crap that is hard to carry.
ryankelly

Trad climber
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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2014 - 02:29pm PT
Someone told me once that the foam on Organic pads is Biodegradable. I have never found that on their website. Can anyone verify or deny this Eco-rumour?

Also, it's pretty funny that you guys are complaining about carrying a Mondo because both of my friends always carry two each...
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:48pm PT
It is all relative. I sometimes triple up on pads, depending on the crew (lack of) and/or problem.

FACT remains, the pad quality to pain in the ass ratio is way too low with the mondo.
Roots

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:51pm PT
RK -

Your search is best done on MP..mostly trad fiends here on this site. I have had luck selling and buying bouldering pads on MP.

For what it's worth, I too like the larger pads. I have a Magnum (well it's the Colossal) and like it when I go out alone.
Mikemcee

Social climber
Mill Valley, CA
Feb 18, 2014 - 03:07pm PT
Ryan..I have a BD Mondo for sale..I'm in SF. Email me via my ST address.
mastadon

Trad climber
crack addict
Feb 18, 2014 - 05:13pm PT
I was just about to post an ad on the C4 board for a Mondo pad. I'm in mariposa. Email me-i'll be around till the end of the week.
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