Climbers in the UK will have an amazing opportunity to see how their Edelrid climbing ropes are made. From 23rd of April- 17th of May, Edelrid are bringing their rope making machines to stores across the country.
In order to make the braiding process as clear as possible the motor on the demonstartion machine has been modified, just a little bit – this throttles the speed, allowing you to watch the bobbins move around the core, braid the sheath and produce a 6mm cord right before your eyes!
For those with questions an Edelrid representative will man the machine for the duration of each weekend, these include sponsored athlete Robbie Phillips, who will be at both the Derbyshire and Edinburgh events.
The aforementioned machine comes directly from Edelrid’’s production site in Isny im Allgäu, Germany, where all the brand’s ropes are made on the same machines (less the motor tweak!) You can see the machine at:
- Ellis Brigham in Covent Garden between the 23rd – 26th of April
- Cotswold in Manchester between the 30th April – 3rd May
- Outside in Hathersage between the 7th – 10th May
- Tiso at EICA Ratho in Edinburgh between the 14th – 17th May
We here at GWA HQ were lucky enough to see the machine in action at last years Outdoor event held in Friedrichshafen, Germany and it was truly mesmerising. You can see our video over on the GWA Facebook page here