> HB Black Lightning apparently.
Oh yeah - I remember them, but pretty certain BD were making carbon shaft tools quite some time before that, Black Prophet I think was the model. I remember looking at them in catalogues in the mid 90s and lusting after them!
HeMa (Henrikki) of this parish, who I used to climb with in Finland, I think had HB tools back in the day!
> HeMa (Henrikki) of this parish, who I used to climb with in Finland, I think had HB tools back in the day!
The similar HB Tornados still are my current tools (for a given definition of 'current'), albeit modified with a pinkie-hook. Might not be the best today, but a world better than the home-made tools I used before them!
Yeah, had the purple Tornados some eons ago.
and indeed the head is HB one.
btw. Sold to the a meen boulderer… nowadays they are used to pry of loose flakes and such for future boulders.
I remember visiting HB during my dissertation and seeing a prototype of the Lightening and also the Dyneema helmet - this would have been around 1999. Can't be many of those lightenings around as not long after Hugh Banner that an accident and times got tough for HB...