so the guys up at county asked me to recomend some new climbing kit to buy. (seeing as how i am, apparently, the new inhouse expert, being as i am the most highly qualified climbing instructor around, or somit like that.) anyway, i put together a couple of recos based on my, admitedly, limited experience. all fair and good, but they totally ignored what i said and went and bought completely different kit. granted the helmets they got are the same as the ones they had already bought. (i don't like them, but i'm not sue if that's because i'm just not used to them yet.) but the harnesses bought are not only the wrong size, but just don't look hardwearing enough. (apparently the reason they were bought is because they were on offer!) when i first saw the new kit i was a little disappointed and made my opinions known. i was told to stop "busting my gums". but i really don't see the point of asking for expert opinion if you're just going to ignore it! what makes it even worse, IMHO anyway, is the new county recruiting trailer has a HUGE picture of a cadet abseiling, wearing EXACTLY the kit i recomended to buy!!!!!!!! (presumably they got the picture from a previous AT trip with our cadets.) not sure what i can do about this, apart from just get it off of my chest!