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News Critr2 now an Imlay Canyon Gear product

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ratagonia, May 8, 2019.

  1. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    Todd and Desi tired of their problem child, and offered it to me for adoption.

    Well, actually, Todd's regular business has been going great guns so he no longer had time on his CNC machine to make the Critr2s, and he generously gave it to me, and I am paying him a royalty. My buddy Hank La Luna dug into the task of finding a machine shop that actually wanted to make it... and he found one. We will be making it in four colors, but at the moment we have Orange and Teal Blue in stock, with Gold and Purple expected next week or 10 days. The new price is $45.00. Available at leading Retailers everywhere, soon.

    Tom

    IML 750 ORG BLU Dancing 1200.
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    hank moon lovely ligatures

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  3. Rapterman

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    THAT $$:D
    is HILARIOUS!
    We are very pleased that Tom / Imlay Canyon Gear have adopted the CRITR.
    The machining and the anodize look fantastic, as in AMAZING :twothumbs:.
    As many of you gear heads know, producing quality technical equipment is a labor of LOVE first and foremost,
    And we want to THANK Tom and Hank for sharing the love with all of us.
    Best
    Todd and Desiree
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  4. ratagonia

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    I think with this arrangement, we will BOTH be making more money off your invention than in the past.

    Tom
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  5. Rapterman

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    It is great having TEAM Ratagonia building and distributing CRITR2s ....
    Will someone please pin some dollar signs on Hank's eyes for me?
    :D
  6. ratagonia

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    Orange - sold out. Finally got the Purple and Gold in - plus Blue = 3 colors now available at CanyoneeringUSA and smart dealers everywhere...

    IML 750 3Colors Closer 900.
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    Great pick-up Tom. Glad to see blue and gold too.

    My only beef with this device (like all rappel devices) is that I can't get it in steel. I'd pay $100 for a steel one.
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    If a steel one of these costs anywhere near the steel ATS you'd be looking at $160 or so...
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    I have asked for a quote in Stainless Steel, 3/8" thick (rather than 1/2"). No answer yet.

    It may seem obvious to you, but perhaps you could suggest WHY you want it in steel. Other than "because".

    Tom
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    Please keep us updated on the stainless steel critrs.
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    I will, but don't hold your breath.

    T
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    Watching as well. I would carry the weight for SS for extended life. Wish Titanium was more cost affective (material and cutting)
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    I’d settle for galvanized carbon steel. The only areas prone to rust would be rope running surfaces.

    It’s the same on my rap carabiners and rust is a non-issue.

    These could be forged at a fraction of the cost of stainless once tooling is created. But that would require massive production quantity to justify.
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    Well as long as we’re “wishing”... I’d be plum giddy for a chance at titanium. (Who cares about cost - we spend nearly $300 on stinking shoes.)
    Perhaps Mr. La Luna could wrangle for this feat too. :wavespin:
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    Ha ha...sure, but it'll be more than $300 - Ti is more than 10x the material cost of steel or SS and very difficult to machine. Cavers have tried Ti brake bars on racks and reported that the weight savings over SS is not worth it, due to relatively rapid wear-out (better than Aluminium, but not nearly as good as steel).

    While we're in DisneyLand, how about an HSSS version? :)
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  16. 2065toyota

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    Keep producing the 'non cool' aluminum ones
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  17. ratagonia

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    Carbide. Sintered.
  18. Bootboy

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    To brittle. Wear would be phenomenal
    though.
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