If any of you are lucky enough to own a pair of 2010 Petzl Nomic or Ergo ice tools here’s a heads up for you. Direct from Petzl:
It has come to our attention that the adjustment system of the GRIPREST (the lower hand rest at the bottom of the handle) on the 2010 NOMIC (U21 2) and ERGO (U22) in some cases may not stay fixed in the desired size position.
A rotating griprest in certain situations could end up messy. In the info linked above it appears that Petzl will permanently fix the griprest on problem tools for you and then later in 2011 when they will replace your tools. Great to see they are concerned about your climbing season, hopefully the turn around is as quick as they make it sound! Once again that is ONLY the 2010 Nomic and Ergo tools.