Thursday, April 16, 2009

We have a Carabiner!

No pictures because I just finished putting the gate on it and I'll probably try for a patent but it's sitting here in front of me. The first ever (to my knowledge) keylock or notchless wire gate! Seeing as how it's made of out plastic I would guess the strength rating is about .1 kN (22.5 lbs) maybe even .05 kN. Also the geometry doesn't match up perfectly so the CAD file will need to be cleaned up and modified. 

The point is: carabiner manufacturers beware! I'm going to rock your world. 

3 comments:

  1. something like the dmm shield biner?
    http://www.dmmclimbing.com/productsDetails.asp?pid=1&pid2=39

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  2. I finally had the chance to take a look at one of those so called keylock wire gate carabiners already on the market. They are pretty cool looking but i can see some problems. They would be hard to manufacture because of the small size and odd geometry of the hole in the nose and if that hole ever filled with dirt or ice there it might not close and that would be very dangerous. So in short my design is different.

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  3. sounds promising, good luck then!

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