/ OI NEWS: ISPO Outdoor Product Award Winners 2013

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ISPO Outdoor Trade Show 2013, 4 kbLast week Alan James and Sarah Stirling were at the massive winter gear tradeshow ISPO Munich, checking out new kit in the pipeline for next winter...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=5240
Tyler - on 14 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC Gear:

Not sure how revolutionary the Snipe rope is, Beal did exactly the same thing years ago
In reply to Tyler: I remember Mammut did a rope that was tougher at the 'working ends', a different weave I guess, but I don't remember it being a different diameter - that sounds an odd idea actually, although it is only a small change according to the reports.
creag - on 14 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC Gear: yeah, I'm really struggling to see how this rope is such an innovation!
0.2mm of thickness change gives how much extra life on a rope? And then when it does get worn, you're going to chop that bit off anyway and you are ack to square one!
Must be a slow year on the gear innovation front....
Fraser on 14 Feb 2013
In reply to creag:

"It also allows intuitive belaying and abseiling."

Emmm, run that one by me again.
Cameron94 on 14 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC Gear: 6.9mm ropes...Not sure I would want to try them out despite the low weight!
Toerag - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Cameron94:
> (In reply to UKC Gear) 6.9mm ropes...Not sure I would want to try them out despite the low weight!

Agreed - they'd be better off retaining the diameter and consequently the abrasion resistance and having a hollow core to reduce the weight. Besides, just how light do you need to go!?
Franco Cookson on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Toerag:
> (In reply to Cameron94)
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> Agreed - they'd be better off retaining the diameter and consequently the abrasion resistance and having a hollow core to reduce the weight. Besides, just how light do you need to go!?

light
MJ - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Cameron94:

6.9mm ropes...Not sure I would want to try them out despite the low weight!

It is a twin rope though.

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