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DMM To Start Making Offsets!

Submitted By: John McNamee on Mar 2, 2007


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Alloy Offsets
02/03/2007

DMM have finally received the go-ahead from the directors to produce alloy offsets using modified dies that were bought when HB Climbing Equipment went bust.

The new units will be modified from when they were last seen as HB products; the main differences are that they will be lighter and colour coded in line with the standard Wallnut range.

Production schedules mean that the units will be produced over the next 2 to 3 months and will be presented at the Summer shows for immediate delivery.

www.dmmclimbing.com/newsArticle.asp?id=19


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By saxfiend
Administrator
From: Decatur, GA
Mar 2, 2007

Cool!

By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From: Vegas
Mar 2, 2007

I can't stop crying; It's the best news I've heard all year!

By John McNamee
Administrator
From: Littleton, CO
Mar 2, 2007

I'm dead certain they are referring to the old hb size 7 to 11 wires since size 1 to 6 are currently been made under contract,

By Tradsplatter
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 2, 2007

Awesome!!!

By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Mar 2, 2007

Alloy means Aluminum (Aluminium in the UK) Alloy. DMM are leaders in the forging of this particular metal.

I look forward to rebuilding my rack - "we've"* lost 3 over the years.

  • My mates that is - who shall go unnamed.

By John McNamee
Administrator
From: Littleton, CO
Mar 2, 2007

I emailed them tonight and will post once I have some details.

By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Mar 3, 2007

www.yosemitegifts.com/wetoyomosh.html

Holy shit $14

By John McNamee
Administrator
From: Littleton, CO
Mar 4, 2007

www.mtntools.com/cat/rclimb/nuts/dmmalloyoffsetnuts.htm

By Brad Brandewie
Mar 6, 2007

That's great. Now what about the small (bronze) half of the set?

By John McNamee
Administrator
From: Littleton, CO
Mar 6, 2007

Brad,
You can get the bronze offsets from the yosemite mountain shop or the link above. Unfortunately, they recently had about a 1000 of the things stolen so I don't know how stocked they are right now.

By Brad Brandewie
Mar 6, 2007

Thanks John.
I was under the impression that the stock that was stolen was some of the final stock in existence. Meaning that when it runs out, it's over. I would assume that DMM will start producing the small ones at some point though? There is certainly a market there.

By John McNamee
Administrator
From: Littleton, CO
Mar 6, 2007

I've been following it pretty closely and have been lurking on ukclimbing for a while also.
What I've been able to gleam is that a person that used to work at HB took over the production of the brass wires and has a contract with the yo shop to supply them. The ones that were stolen were part of the new production run. There will be more coming.

I emailed DMM a couple days ago and they replied thanking me for the interest in the alloys and that they hope to have them out in several months and that the delay was due to "loose ends."

By Brad Brandewie
Mar 7, 2007

That's excellent news John. Thanks for the research!

By Todd Grier
Mar 26, 2007

I'm happy to see these things are finally coming out. I called DMM last summer and they couldn't really say what was wrong, and it seemed like it would never happen. After seeing the prices some people were paying for the old HB's online...I'm glad they're back (and better). Thanks for keeping us up to date.