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Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by Bootboy, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Kuenn

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    What method was used to determine the rope's diameter?
  2. ratagonia

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    I would think not being braided increases the weight, as braiding introduces air spaces. Think of braided hair vs. hair just gathered in a pony tail.

    Tom
  3. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Not sure. My guess would be that it is a nominal measurement taken at braiding tension, but don't quote me on that.
  4. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Regarding the new Rope:

    We've made a couple tweaks to the design and I am awaiting a sample of the new iteration. We're trying a tighter 12 carrier sheath as opposed to the usual 16. Its an easy way to add mass to the sheath at the desired diameter. Doubling up sheath strands and reducing the number of carriers will hopefully get us where we want to be, size wise. We may also end up with a blended fiber core to boost the breaking strength up to the 5,000lb mark without breaking the bank.

    Again, my apologies for the delay. If all goes as planned, the wait will be well worth it.

    Stay tuned

    Taylor.

    Side note: The Grand may see a slight revision in the coming months to help boost its durability, hopefully without affecting the cost. More on that later...
  5. Bootboy

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    Per Their own website, the Bluewater Canyon Pro is 40g/m. Pro DS is 41g/m, and the Extreme is 42g/m.

    My Grand rope is 39 g/m. A nice procession methinks ;)
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    Post removed by myself for not being relevant -Chase
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  7. Bootboy

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    Shop is moved. Just a little organizing and fengshui to do.

    I appreciate everyone’s patience. Things have been super hectic as we go through some growing pains.
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  8. ratagonia

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    SandTrap is my (common law) Trademark. You should select a different name for your copycat product.

    Tom
  9. Tirrus

    Tirrus Rope rider.

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    Post Edit:

    i Recently had the opportunity to ride one of the newer versions of your rope, and really enjoyed it. Small, light, and not to fast.

    On a side note, we experienced an interesting phenomenon with the first version you released. 275ft rappel on several SQWURELs, and CRITRs, with zero rope twist seen or felt by the belay at the bottom.

    Thanks for putting the effort in to produce these ropes!
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  10. Bootboy

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    I've only released one version, just two different colors.

    Glad to hear its working well.

    We're continuing to develop and offer the best we can and have some good things in the works.
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  11. Bootboy

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    Sneak peek of the latest prototype.



    For now, we’re keeping the 16 carrier sheath. I think we’ve hit our desired diameter ~8.5mm.

    We’ll get out and play on this new rope to see how it performs.[​IMG]
  12. Bootboy

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    I received sample #2 and a test report this week and we are zeroing in on our target. The diameter is satisfactory, as well as the handling characteristics. Weight is reasonable as well as elongation numbers. The only thing I'd like to improve is the ultimate breaking strength. I'd like to get it over the 4500# mark. Pretty sure we know how to get there economically. hopefully just a few more weeks and it'll be go-time.

    Again, thanks everyone for your patience and interest in this project. It's all done with you in mind.
  13. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    NEW! Rhapsody Rope is Available for Pre-Order!

    After the long wait, We are finally ready to introduce the new rope.

    Enter, the Rhapsody. A new high-performance, high value workhorse rope from Atwood Gear.

    Coming to you for an astounding $1.10/ft!

    https://atwoodgear.com/collections/ropes/products/rhapsody

    Production is on the horizon and we should be shipping within 3-4 weeks.

    As a side note, more Grand is also on the way. we are currently sold out except for a few remnants.

    Thank you for your patience everyone. The wait will have been worth it!
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  14. darhawk

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    Awesome! But the link goes to a password-needed shopping page. I think this link may be the one you want:

    https://atwoodgear.com/collections/ropes/products/rhapsody
  15. Bootboy

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