D4 Portaledge Update from BigWallGear
D4 Trapeziums Available
I have two Trapeziums available for shipping this week, and two more soon (my sewing machine needs tuning and this weekend we are heading to Arapiles for climbing and product tests, so the other two will be shipped in mid-October). Please remind me we have discussed getting one of the second batch. Batches should speed up in the future, I had some health issues this summer and it slowed down the delivery of Trapeziums (currently all hand made in Tasmania).
As the devlopment on the D4 Trapezium is a continual process, I am looking to supply the climbers who are most likely to use one this year, and who can also provide quality feedback and photos based on actual use. If interested in one of this batch, please send me an email to Deuce4@bigwalls.net with info about your timeframe for your project, with pictures of a project very appreciated (and let me know if I can share the pictures on our Instagram page).
The current batch is a bit heavier than expected, as I have reinforced the wall side tube to enable full strength even in its worst loading situation, which turns out to be two people against a tree (with all forces concentrated on the middle of the wall side). This batch is heavier at about 5kgs (total with fly and bag), but still the lightest two person single point hanging survival system by far. Future batches will have a design revision and should be back to under 10 lbs. complete with stormproof cover.
I will post another update about what's been happening about social media and other stuff, and also news on exciting plans for 2019 with our Handbuilt Alliance partners, but for now, let me know if you are poised for a D4 Trapezium!
Price for this batch will be USD$975 plus DHL shipping from Australia. Paypal will be the best way to pay. For these first two ready to go this week, I will need know right away (by end of day Thursday September 26, as I will need to ship on Friday Australia time.)
I am also planning to give away a Trapezium next month, as a grant in memory of my mother, Isabelle Paine Middendorf, who encouraged and help start this design and manufacturing project (D4 BigWallGear) of the past 2 years. The grant will be awarded to the climber(s) who propose the most interesting expeditionary use of the Trapezium, and are poised for the adventure.
Thanks for your interest!!