What if you could be exploring the canopy of your favorite tree one minute from now?
The new recreational climbing product conceived and designed by ISA Certified Arborist Jesse Barry and crafted and produced by CMI makes it possible for you, and many of your students, clients, campers and customers to do just that.
Based on CMI's solid and efficient foot ascender used by professionals around the world, HOPIDU allows you to easily and quickly ascend on a MRS / DdRT (Moving Rope System) as if you were walking up a flight of stairs, one step at a time.
Ambidextrous and adjustable to fit most sizes over top of any closed toe shoe (no climbing in flip flops!), HOPIDU makes it possible for anyone from 8 to 108 to access a whole new world that has always been just 50 feet away!
Professional grade ascenders have always been designed to fit over a work boot, but kids don't come to camp or the park in work boots! Recreational climbing has long depended on the low tech foot sling to ascend the rope, but it is not user friendly and it requires muscles many of us don't use regularly. This makes that first ascent slower and harder than it needs to be while distracting from the joy of being in the tree. HOPIDU is the first mechanical, professional grade ascender to provide all the support necessary to make the ascent quicker, easier, more comfortable and less distracting from the experience of ascending into the canopy helping climbers to enjoy the views and experiences of exploring the canopy.
The Hopidu can be used by people who have no previous experience climbing on rope. It was designed for the purpose of getting people into the tree quickly so they can enjoy the canopy, not spend all of their time and energy learning how to climb.
The Hopidu can be used on either foot allowing disabled folks to use their functional side (amputee / stroke), and prevents climbing programs from having to keep an inventory of exclusive Right or Left sided devices.
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