Feb 8, 2010 at 3:01 pm #1571287Nick TruaxBPL Member
@nicktruaxLocale: SW Montana
Excellent job at giving us some insight as to who is behind the gear. Truly enjoyed all of the interviews, especially the Fritz Handel one. Keep up the good work!Feb 21, 2010 at 11:30 pm #1576954
It was a bit silent here, with me being hiking. Nevertheless, Here is the next interview, featuring Judy Gross from LightHeart Gear. Interviews should now continue as usual =)Feb 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm #1577192Gary BoydMember
I have really enjoyed your interviews, and have a suggestion for you. Joe from Zpacks.Feb 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm #1577343
Hei Gary, thank you! I'd really like to interview Joe, but he was interviewed here not too far back, and I am not certain if an interview with me would add more value at the time being. Maybe later in the spring, though =)Feb 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm #1579141Gary BoydMember
for the link, it was an interesting read.Mar 3, 2010 at 4:28 am #1581031
George Andrews of AntiGravityGear is answering my questions today, and tells what we can expect besides pot cozies from them in the future =)Mar 3, 2010 at 9:52 am #1581119obx hikerBPL Member
Well I guess it's time for me to do a little pimping!
I stopped by George's home shop in early December and he gave me a hand full of those profile maps as a promo-treat. (I kinda figured OK whatever) but a couple of weeks later I did a hike including a stretch of the AT near Standing Indian. I must say those profile maps are perfect. They are tiny compared to a map being 3.75 x 17 inches and weighing 4 gr.
and the one I have at hand covers a 90 mile stretch of the AT. It's Tear-proof & folds up about the size of a couple of playing cards.
The best part is that except for situations where you are switching trails and need info along the new trail…. they actually have more readily available info than either a gps or a contour map providing at a glimpse the trail profile in an easily readable graph format along with the distance to major trail intersections, shelter, water,gaps and peaks, and highway intersections with mileage to adjoining towns for re-supply.
The graphic also includes info on access to food, supplies, water, shelter, motels and etc as shown. ( That's elevation on top of the image and trail miles running down the right side so each cube in the graph is 500 feet of elevation up or down and one mile left and right)
The best part is how easy it is to get the some of the main questions one typically has when on the trail; how far is X and how much of a climb or descent, answered in a flash. No more waiting for a gps signal or fumbling with a huge trails illustrated map which really won't accurately ( or hardly even approximately ) answer those questions anyway. How can a gps tell you the distance from Standing Indian to Albert Mountain? Even if you have those points marked it will only give the distance in a straight line. And try calculating the elevation gain and loss. So these are a nice litle tool! Hope they become available soon for lots of major routes…. Like George if you read this how about the mountainous part of the MST here in the good ol Tar Heel State? or the Bartram trail, foothills trail …………etc….etc….Mar 17, 2010 at 12:21 am #1587394
Rod Java from TheStickPic.com answers the questions and tells us that there's a backpack in the making from their company!Mar 22, 2010 at 1:46 am #1589294
Matthew Lagas-Rivera from Elemental Horizons answers my questions this Monday morning – Enjoy!Mar 29, 2010 at 9:19 am #1591914
Donald Kevilus from Four Dog Stove answers my questions today, so grab a cup of tea and learn about the inventor of the Bushcooker LT!Apr 26, 2010 at 11:52 pm #1602623
A relative new cottage manufacturer, Katabatic Gear and its founder Aaron Martray are interviewed this week.Apr 27, 2010 at 11:02 am #1602778Michael LBPL Member
Another great interview!May 3, 2010 at 6:04 am #1605210
Brandon Waddy from Warbonnet Outdoors interview is online ^_^May 10, 2010 at 1:18 am #1608244
Kim Coupounas from GoLite is interviewed this time, as part of the "Women in the Outdoors" series running this week.May 10, 2010 at 5:26 am #1608257Nathan BakerBPL Member
@slvravnLocale: East Coast - Mid Atlantic
Awesome interview Hendrik! Nice to hear the perspective of a larger company.May 10, 2010 at 4:28 pm #1608459Steven EvansBPL Member
These interviews are awesome. Nice work, again!May 11, 2010 at 12:21 pm #1608798
Thanks Nathan and Steven! It was great to see her answers, and also that she didn't shy away from answering about "GoHeavy" and Ray Jardine which probably was on many folks mind.Jun 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm #1621806
Tom Hennessy from Hennessy Hammocks answers my questions this time around. I got another few interviews lined up during the coming weeks, so stay tuned =)Jun 20, 2010 at 9:48 pm #1621817Ken ThompsonBPL Member
@hereLocale: Right there
Another great interview! Thanks so much for doing these. I bought my first Hennessey almost 10 years ago. Met Tom at the 2nd ADZPCTKO and bought a set of snakeskins out of the trunk if his car. Great guy.Jul 13, 2010 at 1:48 am #1628496
Eric Hardee from Rivendell Mountain Works interview is online.Jul 13, 2010 at 2:47 am #1628499David UreMember
Awesome Hendrik – I have been waiting for this one…; )Aug 16, 2010 at 9:13 am #1637778
Mike St. Pierre from Hyperlite Mountain Gear takes time out from managing his young cottage business to answer my questions =)Aug 17, 2010 at 7:46 am #1638062Michael LBPL Member
great series.Aug 31, 2010 at 10:02 pm #1642109Sep 1, 2010 at 1:23 am #1642145Franco DarioliSpectator
@francoLocale: Gauche, CU.
Yes, thanks for that. I like Aarn
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