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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bootboy, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    The long awaited webstore is now live. Inventory is limited but will increase in the coming weeks.
    Come and take a look around. We're still smoothing out rough edges and posting product photos so be patient, we'll get you the gear you need!

    https://atwoodgear.com/
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  2. hank moon

    hank moon lovely ligatures

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    Congrats on the new site.

    Is "Toggle" intended to be the final name for your product? If so, I urge you to consider changing that to something else, given that "Toggle" has finally caught on in the community as a generic term/description for the item (and for the technique). Turning a descriptive term into a product name will make discussion confusing and needlessly wordy again.
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  3. hank moon

    hank moon lovely ligatures

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    p.s. Is a badger T-shirt in the works? Black shirt, white badger, no text. I'd buy that for more than a dollar!
  4. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    I haven’t settled on a name so I’m using the term generically for now. Fiddlestick is still ubiquitously used as a generic term as well.
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  5. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Wallets, hats, and T-shirts are all on the project list. Stickers should be here very soon as well. For now our focus is actual Gear, merch will come later.
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  6. Canyonero

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    Congrats on getting the site up and running! Limited inventory is right.
  7. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Can’t rush quality ;)
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  8. Tom Collins

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    Congrats on the new site, just a thought on a nice function if its not too hard, you should add a way for buyers to get notifications when a sold out item comes back in stock, or the ability to back order items.
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  9. pyle762

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    What is the Houdini? Since it is sold out the description is not visible.
  10. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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  11. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Product Quantities updated to "Backordered". You can now order but there is a 3-4 week lead time on most items. Waiting for materials and time to sew.
  12. hank moon

    hank moon lovely ligatures

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    I am curious about the 10-foot lanyard length - what's the idea behind that? Is there a video, drawing or instruction sheet available that shows how this item (Houdini +/- 10' lanyard) is used?
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  13. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    "The Houdini is a multi purpose tool that can be used as a safety lanyard when working in proximity to anchors where more mobility than a personal safety tether allows is required. It can be affixed to an etrier to help folks behind you escape small potholes and other obstacles where setting up a haul is not required or practical. It is great for backing up ghosting anchors like Waterpockets and sandtraps."

    It is compatible with 8mm and many 9mm ropes.

    I’ve been using this device in the field for a little over a year and I have found it to be extremely handy and effective. It gives you a little cord to work with to accomplish a lot of nuisance tasks where getting a rope out can be more trouble than it’s worth. I find that certain tasks are accomplished more safely and more quickly than they otherwise would be. 10-12’ has proven to be adequate for most tasks that it is used for without being cumbersome or cluttery.

    The uses are really only limited by your personal needs and imagination.

    Test results will be forthcoming and we expect an MBS well in excess of 6000lbs for the hardware.

    Production units will be 7000 series aluminum and have color coded attachment points corresponding to their respective load strands.

    Models ordered with sewn rope will have eyes sewn in both ends.

    Patents pending.
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  14. Cameron

    Cameron Long Tall Texan by birth

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    I need stuff!
  15. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    That’s why I now have a website!
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    I have a couple of questions about the products. First what are the advantages of the 6.8 mm VT over the standard diameter VT. Is it just for the skinnier canyoneering ropes or are the other purposes for it? Also on your toggle, it may just the photo but is the hole where the sewn in attachment is, is that big enough for a carabiner back up to fit in?

    Thanks
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    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Yes, the 6.8mm VT works better for smaller 8mm ropes and is considerably less bulky.

    For the anchor toggle, some carabiners do fit. But you can just clip the eye of the dyneema loop and it accomplishes the same thing.
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    What is the volume of the medium rope bag? There's only descriptions of the "large" bag.
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    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    200 feet of Grand rope or 120 of most ropes 8.3-9mm
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  20. hank moon

    hank moon lovely ligatures

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    Speaking of toggles, I was unaware until recently of the wealth of toggle info in the Ashley Book of Knots (ABOK). Below is a sample page from the book, available free online here. I found this line (ABOK p. 62) especially interesting:

    Who knew canyoneering and sailing were so closely related? :)

    the ashley book of knots_0316.
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