Thank you very much to all who have contributed ideas and encouragement for development of the CRITR canyoneering rappel device. Desi and I really appreciate it! AND we could use MORE of your advice! We have been fabricating the CRITR2's in our own machining center and have reached the point where our 'out-put' of 200-300 units every few weeks is not keeping up with demand . It is every equipment designers dream for a creation achieve 'classic' status; where a balance of function, safety, weight, simplicity, durability, and price come together in one product. Think: Imlay Kolob Pack....or Canyon Fire rope. For the past couple of years Desi, Carl, and I have been testing LOTS of CRITR variants (over 20 of them!) in an effort to 'improve' the CRITR2. For every small gain in one direction (say, reduced weight) some other value (like durability) is reduced. Now at a manufacturing 'cross-roads', we are asking "Is the CRITR2 a classic?" and is it worth the investment and financial risk to keep up with current demand? To date, CRITRs have been a REALLY expensive hobby, but by investing in volume production they MIGHT make money. More retailors have been knocking. Also of concern is that we are getting hassled by imitators who are making noise about selling CRITR copies . Your thoughts on these matters are welcome. CRITR3 Complicating things further we HAVE a new CRITR design which moves in a slightly different direction that we really like!