Jan 21, 2009, 12:58 PM
Registered: Aug 24, 2008
You've picked a hard topic to write a thesis about. If it was a long term project and you were open minded to start climbing, then it might be interesting. I've been studying the gear for some time now and it is very interesting. Almost all the good information you're going to need is in paper books you'll have to buy. The other thing, you'll have to buy a verity of climbing gear to note and measure - access to a good CMM a plus - because they don't tell exactly how their shit is made. (I would think a climbing gear thesis is more of a mechanical engineering project).
I would write a thesis on an industrial engineering subject that will help you when you get a job. materials, finishes, coatings, paint, adhesives, ect, & "how to fuckoff on Excel all the time doing time/waste studies and shit like that", ect.
(This post was edited by looserock on Jan 21, 2009, 1:00 PM)