doc wrote:just a quick reply to robertovillate , if a bit of kit fails shortly after buying it, when you've got a long swim in front of you ,calling it "trivial" annoys me !
the products innovative and cool imo and people should give it a go ,but don't knock someone who has a bad experience , as they have to be shared so no one else has to have them and the companu chages the fault,thats what this forum is good for. nothing but whinging in my posting history ,but at least i'm no pimp .
anyway happy new year to all !
Geez, my apologies if I hurt your feelings, and I welcome your comments...and certainly not meaning to trivialize your bad experiences - but for someone to make a declaration that the product had a failure should also be tempered with some reality...
you wrote earlier
"hook just flew off after 50 hours ish,didn't even know it was held on by a screw. like knots in lines it'll be a safety check in future. happy with the product all the same."
We never saw a detailed explanation of how and/or why that happened, although I know you are articulate enough to do so. I think it's important that people have a clear understanding of these things
Not sure how you could not know that it was attached with a threaded pin...but it's really basic mechanically for those who do not know. It seems like you took a similar tack with your Royal issues if I am not mistaken. IMHO you made a big deal out of nothing (just my opinion), but at least I will respect you admission about a bit of whining. If a product has an inherently flawed design or manufacturing defect that is not being addressed by the company...THAT is a whole different ball of wax.
I really don't care if you say I'm a "pimp" for this product. Is it morally wrong to say that you like something and offer information if people have questions or problems that can be solved?. I even offered to send you a new pin, which was an upgrade from Dynabar because they wanted to improve it. I do not work for Dynabar, I just think it's a great product and love to see people trying it because I think it is, not just innovative, but extremely functional and well constructed.
I've broken many other name brand bars/hooks over 9 years...so I'm familiar with the experience, but the situation can be dealt with if you have your gear set up properly. Not that anyone wants to go thru this over and over of course ...but actually I have much more faith in the Dynabar than anything else. I've used it over 200 sessions in many extreme situations and NO signs of failure (except for the plastic roller which is supposed to be sacrificial, extras supplied with bar, and replaceable in 30 seconds). After a year of testing and trials with other people I feel perfectly confidant about it and will be using it for instruction.
So sorry if I offended or annoyed you.
Happy New Year