Grain structure of the metal. Machined is superior but much more time consuming, and more steps involved.I don't want to derail this thread (damn the 'pro' looks slick!)... Though I wonder if anyone could briefly note the advantages/disadvantages of forge stamped vs machined?
Friends don't even let their enemies ride Chicane's....An abomination....Looks like a nice upgrade, while maintaining the same high level of serviceability, compared to the original Rope Runner. I'm curious to see a detailed comparison between this and the original, outlining the pros and cons of both. This looks like a notable upgrade that improves upon a number of the original runner's attributes, but I'm still unsure if the overall improvements will offer sufficient enough motivation for many of us to upgrade from the original version. This upgrade seems to have addressed the original runner's shortcomings quite well. Any clue yet as to the price point and a more specific release date? I'm guessing the cost will be similar to the ZZ/Chicane combo, but I hope it's less.
Here's the improvements I see:
- Forged, vs machined metal
- Improved pulley that stays connected and mitigates accidental drops
- Larger bird for better control on descent
- Allen Wrench adjustable bollard - hex nut
- Centralized tending point
Rope Runner (X)Rope Runner Rocket, Rope Runner Rampage, Rope Runner Radical, Rope Runner Roulette, Rope Runner Rinse and Repeat, Ripe Runner Ramified, Rope Runner Rant, Rope Runner Radient
That's the first thing I looked for, it's looks awesome.I love the new position for tending. And what a great tree, is this a Detroit tree?
Will it be making an appearance anywhere around town this weekend? I might have to come out of hiding to see it in person.Thanks for the kind words everyone. And yes that's a detroit tree Noah. Secret grove in rouge park . That tie in point is at 90 feet. Its actually dwarfed by several massive sycamores and the largest burr oak I've seen. a spectacular Hackberry in there as well.. Great spot that I would love to take you to!