"Mega Blaster! Pew pew pew."
- Name: 2008 Dakine Mega Blaster Snowboard Tool
- Pros: Multi-tool with slots for every* bit, Small form factor, Easy to use ratcheting system
- Cons: *No storage for the last bit in the tip, Grip ergonomics are oddly small,
The Dakine Mega Blaster multi-tool is pretty much what you expect from a tool, but with more bells and whistles than many other in the price category. As per the description, you get 10 bits and 9 places to store them in the body of the tool (with the last one in the tip). This is problematic because without 10 storage spots, the last bit could end up stabbing you inadvertently through your pack or pocket, wherever you hold it on you.
Another issue I have with the tool is the grip, for an average sized male hand, the handle can fit a solid two finger grip, yet it has 3 grooves. This makes it awkward to hold (I hold my middle and ring finger on the handle and the pointer alongside the body of the tool) as there are pressure points in the middle of your fingers.
All in all, I got it on sale and for the price I couldn't say no. Great tool, great options, funny ergonomics that can be forgiven for the price.