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trisgo


Jun 28, 2013, 1:47 PM
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I have a new climbing partner who has been a machinist for 30 years and although I'd never take him up on the offer, he said if I designed a piece of gear (think nuts and hexes) he'd plot it out on the CAD system and fabricate it. Like I said, not an offer I'd jump on, but it got me thinking. With all the gear currently on the market, what new gear would you design? Is there anything left to design?! Food for thought...


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trisgo wrote:
I have a new climbing partner who has been a machinist for 30 years and although I'd never take him up on the offer, he said if I designed a piece of gear (think nuts and hexes) he'd plot it out on the CAD system and fabricate it. Like I said, not an offer I'd jump on, but it got me thinking. With all the gear currently on the market, what new gear would you design? Is there anything left to design?! Food for thought...


Clean, removable slab pro with space-age gecko-stick technology.

Good luck.


marc801


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acorneau wrote:
Clean, removable slab pro with space-age gecko-stick technology.

Good luck.
What he said, times infinity.


rocknice2


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marc801 wrote:
acorneau wrote:
Clean, removable slab pro with space-age gecko-stick technology.

Good luck.
What he said, times infinity.
The pro is the easy part. The technology already exists and it would be extremely easy to make pro that climbers could use.
The hard part is finding the literally smooth as glass slab.


marc801


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rocknice2 wrote:
marc801 wrote:
acorneau wrote:
Clean, removable slab pro with space-age gecko-stick technology.

Good luck.
What he said, times infinity.
The pro is the easy part. The technology already exists and it would be extremely easy to make pro that climbers could use.
The hard part is finding the literally smooth as glass slab.
Which basically means that no, the technology doesn't exist yet for real-world applications.


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