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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

General Climbing Discussion

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What gadget would you invent/build..

haskell
30/03/2004
10:18:54 AM
We've all thought about rock magnets, or anti-gravity belts (well at least I have) or even a little counter on belay devices that measures the amount of rope payed out.

What would people like to see out there, gadget wise..?

(I think I'll make gadget my word for the day..)


Damietta
30/03/2004
11:06:19 AM
No

mousey
30/03/2004
11:06:48 AM
a blow up belay slave, or maybe a crashmat that moves itself under you (so its always in the right position)

of course, the more primitive our rack is, the more room there is for adventure....

nmonteith
30/03/2004
11:27:17 AM
auto ascenders that also carry my heavy bolting bag up the wall with me!
James
30/03/2004
11:36:59 AM
I always thought that 'dehydrated' water crystals would be cool (not just for climbing).... some funky crystals/powder of some sort that you can add a teaspoon of water & get 2 litres (or whatever).


runnit
30/03/2004
12:11:24 PM
A clone that I could send to work in my place would be fine by me. That oughta free up a few extra days to get away here and there.

And maybe a licence to print money . . .
glacier-rat
30/03/2004
12:52:13 PM
hehe

jens
31/03/2004
11:59:04 AM
would the crystals work with beer?

Rich
31/03/2004
3:19:16 PM
a tarp that sticks to rock and you shoot it from the bottom out of a gun thingy so you can climb in the rain no probs. it sticks out too with side bits
oh yeh it also sticks to trees and its quite intelligent as it can sense wind direction and will tension accordingly. ;-)

timmy
31/03/2004
5:41:53 PM
Neil, how about a bolting gun, ala Sly Stallone in Cliffhanger. The rangers wouldn't have enough time get to you if they heard you. If you did it on abseil, it would take about 1 minute...

nmonteith
31/03/2004
6:10:07 PM
I don't know what you are talking about Tim. I think you may have me confused with someone else....

Rupert
31/03/2004
7:24:55 PM
Yeah he looks nothing like Stallone.

tmarsh
31/03/2004
9:28:06 PM
Self-adhesive bolt plates.

Peel, stick, clip, climb.

then your second comes along, sprays the solvent on, and removes the plate. Imagine it - no more environmental impact, but pro wherever you want it. Not ethical for use on Lindorff routes, though.

tim
glacier-rat
31/03/2004
9:32:44 PM
anti gravity boots and cape would do me fine...

gravity and i have a long standing disagreement :(

anthonyk
31/03/2004
10:20:03 PM
how about an automated free-fall sensing air bag thing? sort of based on the way the mars landers work. you free solo, and if it all goes wrong and you start hurtling earthwards, the airbags pop out and you bounce away to safety. hey if it works falling from orbit surely it'd work 50m off the deck ;)
glacier-rat
31/03/2004
10:23:31 PM
maybe its the jim beam talking, but that sounds like fun...


Tel
1/04/2004
8:22:43 AM
On 31/03/2004 anthonyk wrote:
>how about an automated free-fall sensing air bag thing?
hey if it works falling from orbit surely it'd work 50m off
>the deck ;)
unfortunately it only works from 60 m off the deck, many hamsters died as a result of testing, and the government has now introduced laws to stop the testing of airbags with
hamsters
;-)
matty
1/04/2004
2:27:57 PM
I gotta get one of these :)

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3669175424&category=16044

Rich
1/04/2004
2:55:57 PM
nice.. "its a ninja warrior necessity" ;-)

rodw
1/04/2004
9:46:25 PM
On 1/04/2004 matty wrote:
>I gotta get one of these :)
>
>http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3669175424&category=16044

It for sale at pendle Hill, lotta new mutli story apartments going up there, now wonder what they are using the for? Had a mate that was living there for 6 months on the third floor, got broken into twice....always wondered how they did it..now I know.

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