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Site updates


Erm, it seemed the site had gone a little haywire. As far as I can tell, automated listing updates from my order processing system were creating additional sections and listings in rather random places. Anyway, hopefully, I have now got all the products listed under the right headings with the correct stock quantities.

You'll notice that there are now sub-sections under main headings. So, for example, rope is now divided into the various sub-types. I have also updated an error message which unhelpfully tells you that you are not authorised to view a page to add that you might need to be logged in.

Please let me know if you notice any errors, peculiarities or just things that could be improved. It seems that changes are even easier than I realised with their live on-screen editor so do let me have your feedback.

Upgraded main lines

Given that several rope break incidents, none of which were attributable to my rope thankfully, have come to my attention over the past year or so, I am encouraging the use of more robust main lines. The trend to use 5mm lines is a risky. With heavier western models and more dynamic suspensions, it is [...]

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Amazing new linen hemp: Amanawa Premium

It takes very special hemp bondage rope to impress me, especially as a devout fan of jute, but I have just been stunned by the new hemp rope that my suppliers have made. When I unpacked, I literally went "Wow!". That's quite an accolade from a cynic like me. Hemp rope is usually coarse with a [...]

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New stocks are on their way!

As you might have noticed Osaka 5mm is a victim of its own success and is out of stock again. Never fear, I have replenishment of all items in the next delivery which should arrive late week commencing 7 July.Another rope well worth looking at is the new Tossa Lite 5.5mm which has more body [...]

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Osaka 5mm has landed!

I have just had about 30 reels of 5mm Osaka arrive. This batch has come up a little thinner and is pretty much spot on 5mm. As the last batch was a little over, around 5.3mm, you will probably notice it's a little lighter.

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Finally! Osaka 5mm is on its way

I have just heard that my suppliers have just shipped my order of 5mm Osaka. Unfortunately, in the previous delivery, they used the wrong yarn so I ended up with a load of 5mm old style Asanawa. This had to go back, hence the delay. Due to jute shortages, they thought they'd be helpful, not [...]

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New delivery on the way!

Finally, I've heard that my back-order will be cleared and they are shipping tomorrow (Fri 13 Feb). This means they will be plenty of stock of everything. The bad news is that shortages of quality yarn might mean some prices increases soon so make sure you stock up.

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Solving that Xmas gift dilemma

I hate to say it but there are not so many days to Xmas and us retailers need to gear up early. Why not make life easy for customers? Put together a gift pack at a favourable price: Some ropes, oil, EMTs, tutorial DVDs or whatever you choose. Pack the whole shebang in a nice [...]

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Silly prices on Asanawa 6mm and BIG profits for you!

A massive £20 (nearly $35) off every reel of Asanawa 6mm while stocks last! That's under 30p per metre (0.38 euro) or under 15 cents a foot. Asanawa is a very pale loose laid rope with such great softness and flexibility that it can be used right away without tedious wet treating. For the best [...]

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New 6mm Osaka now in!

After getting the first batch of my new 5mm Osaka, our first thought was "It's perfect but we need this in 6mm too". 11,500m of 6mm arrived Monday and it meets all my expectations. Both the 5mm and 6mm seem to be exact diameters, which is not as usual as one might imagine. I suspect [...]

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