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tingle - on 07 Aug 2017
Writing a uni report on a recent innovation to a product that has led to an improvement in resource efficiency. Naturally I thought about climbing gear becoming lighter. In case I have overlooked some, what are some of your favourite recent innovations?
MG - on 07 Aug 2017
In reply to tingle:

Powerful LEDs
nniff - on 08 Aug 2017
In reply to tingle:

Ice screws that do what they say on the tin. Recent in the context of the overall age of the sport. The concept of being able to place a dozen screws in a pitch would have been bonkers before their advent.
Helmets - lighter ones have made them almost universal, being in many cases an additional burden scarcely worth bothering about.
summo on 08 Aug 2017
In reply to tingle:

Spork
summo on 08 Aug 2017
In reply to tingle:

I'll give you another. Tents. Fabric, design i.e.. dome shaped, poles that flex....

Anyone who camped 30-40 years ago in old force tents will appreciated just how far they've come.
Toerag - on 08 Aug 2017
In reply to summo:

> I'll give you another. Tents. Fabric, design i.e.. dome shaped, poles that flex....

> Anyone who camped 30-40 years ago in old force tents will appreciated just how far they've come.

I camped in a 39 year old Force Ten last week - I can't help think that a modern version would be really quite good and competitive.
Greasy Prusiks on 08 Aug 2017
In reply to tingle:

Twin axel cams mean you can cover the same range as a single axel set but with one less cam.
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Dell on 08 Aug 2017
In reply to tingle:

The Jetboil, brewing up on the go has never been so quick and easy.
Dave Perry - on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to tingle:

Those two nice sticks I got at xmas to rub together and make flames! ;-)
Bserk - on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to tingle:

what is your definition of recent?

I'd say GoreTex...huge impact. Maybe not recent enough for you?
Tim Davies - on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to tingle:

Dynafit (pin) type bindings for ski mountaineering.
Cut kilos off the weight/ mass of equipment.


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