ThrowPod Aerodynamic Lead-free Throw Weight
Tony Darbyshire & Marcus Nicholson of Sawpod Ltd have developed this environmentally friendly lead free, aerodynamic throw weight to ease line placement.
The Throwpod came about as we become more and more aware of our responsibility to our environment. Looking for an alternative to the lead filled canvas bags currently in use and inspired by some designs from around the world, they were keen to make something affordable for the serious Arborist.
The Throwpod gives you increased height gain, the missile shape means it slips easily through the tree and reduces the risk of getting stuck in the canopy!
Made in the UK from durable rubber with a marine grade stainless steel eye bolt and fluorescent tip.
The large eye caters for all throwing styles - the cradle or one handed throw.
Many hours of head scratching have culminated in a shape which flies accurately, a simple eye bolt that does what is required of it, and a finished item which sits comfortably in your hand, is easy to throw and enables a far greater height to be gained than traditional bags.
The simplest way to attach your rope is to connect your spliced eye to the Throwpod with a small caribiner.
For a tighter crotch simply tie a number of half hitches to the raw end of your climbing rope!
Always wear a helmet when throwing - the Throwpod is available in 8oz (225gm) or 10oz (285gm).