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NEW PRODUCT: Heaps Special "Seco" Rope Bag for 300 foot rope

Our regular rope bags are designed to maximize their functionality as rope bags. They float, are fairly easy to stuff, have straps and all, have decent drainage, all that. The new “SECO” line is for doing canyons where flotation is not required but a lighter weight and bulk would be desirable.

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2018 Imlay Canyon Gear Packs

I have been working on massaging the pack designs for about a year now – a year and a half actually – and finally finally got the pre-production samples in from the factory on July 13th. Yeah!  I am very happy with the work the factory does. There are a few small mistakes, all of which will be fixed in production, which is now underway, with the shipment expected to arrive the last week of September. While the line itself has not changed much, there are a few upgrades from previous years worth noting:

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Rope Shrinkage Tests

How much do ropes shrink as we use them? There is no standard test for this, so it becomes very hard to say. I think/guess/observe/no-really-it-is-a-guess about 5% in the first few trips, and not much past that. For my Imlay Canyon Gear ropes that are 100% polyester, sheath and core, thus perhaps more resistant to shrinkage than other ropes. But what is really true? Could we actually collect some data and find out?

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Sand Trap Anchor & Poe Canyon and the Hogs

Before heading into more serious things, a lazy-ish weekend in North Wash was in order. No Kidding provided a good opportunity to test out the new Sand Trap. Dave Buckingham and Anna Rehkopf from ZAC and Springdale drove up for some slot action

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