/ climbing hold regs.....?
Well I'm a composite engineer and do a lot of development work, so I put my talents to use and have designed and made some awesome holds. They feel like real rock as in feel,nooks and crannys etc and are strong and safe. So I thought I could supply these a lot cheaper to people making holds affordable for anyone. Does anyone know if I need to get regs or approval to do this? Bearing in mind I do stress testing, material testing and formulas for a living for the MOD. Any advice would be great. Thanks :)
They have to conform to EN12572-3 to start with, the rules on the chemicals used (REACH 1907/2006), the regulations on pigmentation safety and naturally enough the emissions.
I agree, you might be onto a good business here!
Correction, they may have to conform to EN12572-3. Depends if there is a directive in place.
Sounds interesting (and I'd also be keen to see some photos), but one thing to bear in mind with bolt-on holds / fingerboards is: they're for training and should be as finger friendly as possible. You can't train if your fingers are trashed due to the holds' rough texture etc.
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