Jun 13, 2008 at 7:25 am #1229528
Hey, I need a small scrap of Dyneema or something similar. A piece big enough to cut a 12-inch-diameter circle out of would be perfect, but being able to cut (2) 6-inch semicircles will also work. thanks!Jun 13, 2008 at 8:42 am #1438162
You could shop for an old GoLite pack and cut it upJun 13, 2008 at 8:43 am #1438163
i could never cut up a useful pack. maybe if somebody had one that was already trashed.Jun 13, 2008 at 8:57 am #1438168
I have a piece thats ~14×30". PM meJun 13, 2008 at 10:23 am #1438184
@blister-freeLocale: Puertecito ruins
Some of the cottage gear mfg's (not me!) may buy Dyneema direct and in quantity (just about the only way to do it these days). Wouldn't it be a gesture of pure Jove-like magnanimity were one of them to offer up scraps of Dyneema to the BPL membership – or, more angelic yet – cut yardage, as their rolls of fabric diminish toward quantities calculable for purposes of imminent reordering?
As a stopgap to the current dirth of Dyneema from the usual retail sources, I mean.Jun 14, 2008 at 8:53 am #1438343
i PMed you, but i've been told the Pm system here kinda stinks. my mail is tarbubble at yahoo.Jun 15, 2008 at 8:39 am #1438450
Seems Atlanta isn't the only place with a crumbling infrastructure. I emailed you.Jun 16, 2008 at 7:20 am #1438559
Dyneema scraps? Yeah right.
I'm sorry, but at $100 a yard, we save every scrap bigger than an inch by two inches to find a use for elsewhere…
Now, if you guys are talking about "Dyneema Ripstop" aka Cordura with a Dyneema Ripstop, that would be a significantly different story. For instance, I've got about 48 old packs that I'd be glad to unload for like $30 plus $5 S&H that you could take apart for the materials…Jun 19, 2008 at 2:18 pm #1439150
I got the scrap from David today. Thank you very much, David. I am hoping this tent will end up being the last family backpacking tent we will ever need.
Crackers, a big "oops" from me. I did not want pure Dyneema, but the Dyneema ripstop that you mentioned. thank goodness David understood what i so un-clearly said!Jun 19, 2008 at 4:37 pm #1439178
48 packs for $35? Do you have any pictures?Jun 19, 2008 at 6:23 pm #1439190
why kill a good pack when you can buy dyneema ripstop by yard?
White Widow Spectra Ripstop $17.95/yd
PowerGrid™ Nylon with Spectra® 500 Denier coated Ripstop Nylon. $15.99
David I think he meant $35 per pack… :)Jun 19, 2008 at 7:49 pm #1439207
@blister-freeLocale: Puertecito ruins
The 500D stuff is pretty heavy and stiff compared with the 200D used on most commercial packs.
Also, proceed with an abundance of caution when buying cut yardage from SF, as they typically won't take it back just because "oops, this isn't what I thought it was."Jun 19, 2008 at 8:36 pm #1439214
Brett, thanks for the info.Jun 20, 2008 at 9:10 am #1439283
hehe, doesnt hurt to dream. I was wondering how you could ship 70 lbs of stuff for $5 :)Jul 1, 2008 at 1:09 pm #1441053
I have 48 of these really old packs. They're shaped more or less the same as the current ones we make, but made with 210d Cordura with Dyneema Ripstop on the side panels and 500d on the back panel and the crampon pouch. And I would be glad to sell somebody one pack for $30 plus the shipping and handling costs that you could take apart…I'd probably rip one of the seams or something before sending the thing out. Shoot me an email, it's in my profile…Dec 31, 2008 at 1:49 pm #1467348
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
It would be appreciated if you could disclose your commercial affiliation when selling something like this. If you feel that you don't want that affiliation mentioned in conjunction with an offer like this … hum, OK.
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