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portaledge threadworkers?
« on: December 16, 2010, 12:27:45 pm »
Hi-If anyone out there (Moof?) is making gear, I just got this from Silvia:
Hi John,
 
How is going?
I'm still recovering from India. It takes a while and usually the next months I'm not motivated to climb.
But now planning a friends trip to Argentina to enjoy everything.
 
I would like to ask you if you know where I can find a fly for my old portaledge, like the A5 you did long time ago, because after that one I got a The North Face-A5 portaledge the dougle one and now I still have it.
I changed in Peru the fabric, the textil, and now is perfect for me.
 
I have a new Black Diamond portaledge with the expedition fly but it's impossible for me to set it up hanging on the wall, alone. I can't.
So, I need to use the other one, because also I shorted it, now it's perfect.
The problem is that the fly (expedition fly with 2 doors) that I have is too old, many holes and not waterproof anymore...
 
And I need to buy a new one, but it doesn't exist anymore.
 
Do you know where can I find this expedition fly (The Nort Face or A5)?
Second hand?
 
Thanks again.
 
Have a great holidays and a good new year.
Best
S?lvia

You can contact Silvia at s?lvia vidal <pistatxo  at  hotmail.com>
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Re: portaledge threadworkers?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 03:27:00 pm »
If I am reading that right she is after an Alpine Double Fly?

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Re: portaledge threadworkers?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010, 05:16:47 pm »
I'm after an alpine double as well.

Two were sold on Ebay the last couple of weeks, but I missed out on both of them.

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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2010, 05:07:04 pm »
If a few brand new Alpine Double Flys were to magically appear, what would a fair asking price be?  Black diamond wants $450 for their cabana fly, would anyone be a taker at $300 for a home grown fly form Duece's old plans?

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Re: portaledge threadworkers?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2010, 05:08:06 pm »
I'm after an alpine double as well.

Two were sold on Ebay the last couple of weeks, but I missed out on both of them.

The ones I saw were both Cabana sized, I haven't seen an Alpine Double in awhile.

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Re: portaledge threadworkers?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 08:15:02 pm »
If a few brand new Alpine Double Flys were to magically appear, what would a fair asking price be?  Black diamond wants $450 for their cabana fly, would anyone be a taker at $300 for a home grown fly form Duece's old plans?

oh, nice. I'm getting stoke vibe coming on. wait for it....

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Re: portaledge threadworkers?
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2010, 11:57:50 am »
The "Alpine Double" that we used to sell at A5 was really our best size, and that's the model that is not sold anymore by Black Diamond, who "inherited" my original A5 designs.

Of the three sizes we made (Single, Alpine Double, and Cabana) no one is making Alpine Double size commercially, but there are a few crafty people out there making some home made ledges, and I thought perhaps one of them could help Silvia out.

The Alpine Double is really the best size--optimally engineered to be full strength and compact and much, much easier to set up than the Cabana size.

It's the best for serious expeditions where the weight factor becomes more important than the extra bivy space--when it's more about survival than comfort.

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