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A history question.. can anyone answer?
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15-Jun-2010
1:22:03 PM
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widewetandslippery
15-Jun-2010
1:27:09 PM
John Sherman was using a padded mat late 80s at Heuco Tanks. It was carpet, open and closed cell foam glued together and 1/4 the size of a modern small pad. Early 90s at Heuco Jason Karn, Chris hill et al started making much bigger versions of the same thing. Dunno who first started flogging them.
dalai
15-Jun-2010
1:27:49 PM
There were some manufactured mats already at Hueco Tanks back in the winter of 95...
dalai
15-Jun-2010
1:53:05 PM
Image is mirrored - said to be the FA of Midnight Lightning 1978 with a pad visible...

http://www128.pair.com/r3d4k7/Bouldering_History3.0.html
dalai
15-Jun-2010
2:13:24 PM
95 Hueco guide - Verm mentions Kinnaloa as a brand he recommended.

Googled 'Kinnaloa' and came across http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=962441&tn=0&mr=0
prb
15-Jun-2010
2:45:00 PM
Col Reece used a li-lo when he soloed the first ascent of Triad at Morialta in '76!
Lee C
15-Jun-2010
3:43:54 PM
Boone speed designed an early one in the early nineties (maybe the first) that was sold commercially by BD and is now being sold by Revolution, linked below but can't find it on their current site. Substantially smaller than what you see these days.

http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Revolution-Climbing-Inc-Spot-Pad/REV0002M.html?CMP_SKU=REV0021&MER=0406&CMP_ID=SH_BEC001&mv_pc=r199&mr:referralID=43876633-7840-11df-a4e7-0026b95a1734

The Good Dr
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16-Jun-2010
10:24:56 AM
The guy, who started Cordless (which went under after being sued by a Vodka company over some advertising copyright stupidity) was selling his first mats out of the back of his car in Hueco in '95 to fund his climbing trips. He now owns Revolution.
dalai
16-Jun-2010
10:42:32 AM
I bought my Cordless at Pete's car park in 97. I was hardcore at Hueco in 95 and was padless that trip. ;-) The few pads that were around this earlier trip were mainly home made carpet and foam jobs.

Now I don't go anywhere without my Cordless and BD Satellite as backup...
Lee C
16-Jun-2010
10:58:58 AM
On 15/06/2010 Lee C wrote:
>Boone speed designed an early one in the early nineties (maybe the first)
>that was sold commercially by BD and is now being sold by Revolution, linked
>below but can't find it on their current site. Substantially smaller than
>what you see these days.
>
>http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Revolution-Climbing-Inc-Spot-Pad/REV0002M.html?CMP
>SKU=REV0021&MER=0406&CMP_ID=SH_BEC001&mv_pc=r199&mr:referralID=43876633-7840-11df-a4e7-002
>b95a1734


Found it! now it's being sold by Pusher
http://www.pushergear.com/The-Spot_p_103.html

The Good Dr
Online Now
16-Jun-2010
2:05:22 PM
On 16/06/2010 dalai wrote:
>I bought my Cordless at Pete's car park in 97. I was hardcore at Hueco
>in 95 and was padless that trip. ;-) The few pads that were around this
>earlier trip were mainly home made carpet and foam jobs.
>
>Now I don't go anywhere without my Cordless and BD Satellite as backup...

Yes, I remember the homemade pads we had. They kind of worked. And I also remember you being pretty hardcore. Were you there for the mega dust storm that shreaded the tents at Pete's. Was awesome to watc from the safety of the Quanset hut .... yet I digress.
dalai
16-Jun-2010
2:37:12 PM
Good memory! We were camped in the park that year so were more sheltered and survived unscathed. In 97 I camped at Pete's (RIP) and they had already closed the top floor of the quonset hut due to health concerns...

tmarsh
16-Jun-2010
3:00:02 PM
On 15/06/2010 ti wrote:
>I came across the 'Stone Crusade' book and had a peek on google books.
>I've heard of it before but I'll have to get the complete book now. It'll
>be a great read.

I've got a copy of it sitting on my desk at work if you want to borrow it.

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