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New 12.5 mm PMI Hudson Classic Professional with Unicore® Technology

Monday, April 13th, 2015

An incredible new PMI rope for Fire/Rescue professionals, the Classic Pro with Unicore® technology is now available in a 12.5mm (1/2”) diameter! Unicore® technology creates the ultimate bond between sheath and core. This bond ensures sheath slippage is nearly zero, even when the sheath is entirely cut circumferentially. This rope allows the firefighter or rope technician to pass either a cut or torn sheath area, whether descending or ascending, since the sheath cannot bunch to create an impasse.

PMI® Hudson Classic Professional with Unicore® Technology – 12…

An incredible new PMI rope for Fire/Rescue professionals, the Classic Pro with Unicore® technology is now available in a 12.5mm (1/2”) diameter! Unicore® technology creates the ultimate bond between sheath and core. This bond ensures sheath slippage is nearly zero, even when the sheath is entirely cut circumferentially. This rope allows the firefighter or rope technician to pass either a cut or torn sheath area, whether descending or ascending, since the sheath cannot bunch to create an impasse.

Posted by Pigeon Mountain Industries on Monday, April 13, 2015

PMI Vertical Specialist Jay Smith takes PMI’s new 8.9mm Erractic with Unicore® technology rope for a test drive!

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Read what this climbing legend has to say about it:

My New Favorite Rope

I have been using PMI’s new Erratic 8.9mm Dry rope now for several weeks, on ice and mixed climbing routes. The new Unicore® technology gives me that extra confidence in the ropes ability to take the punishment of the sharp choss rock here in the San Juans of Colorado. The ropes sheath shows very little wear thus far, even after numerous times being lowered off mixed routes of sharp limestone, quartzite and welded tuff/ volcanic ash of the Campbird area and surrounds. This is always very hard on a rope.

One property that is unique to the Erratic rope is that even if the rope receives a core shot, from say a large rock falling on it or a grating across a very sharp edge, the sheath will still stay intact. This is quite reassuring on a long route where your rope has got to last till your back safely on the ground.

One time, while climbing in the Kitchatnas of Alaska, our lead rope received a small nick in the sheath during the ascent. Once seen it became a huge concern since we still had many difficult pitches to go up before we would start our descent back down. The only tape we had was the tiny factory piece that wrapped the tail. We reattached this over the small fray. Soon that fell off and the sheath began to wear. We made the summit and then began the 18 raps needed to descend. Four hundred feet from the ground, the sheath blew and the core came out like spaghetti. Of course this jammed somewhere above when we went to retrieve our rope, forcing us to cut it and complete the descent on a single worn 7mm. Obviously, we did make it back down, but things could have been much worse. With the new Erratic, this would not have been a problem as the sheath would have remained intact.

At first I questioned how soft the rope felt (the hand), but this rope handles like no other. Tying knots is simple and I can’t remember ever seeing a single kink. In addition, the dry treatment is superb and the ropes light weight is a huge plus. The one thing I have yet to test is taking a huge whipper on the rope. Maybe I’ll leave that for someone else.

Jay Smith

Review of the New PMI® Extreme Pro™ Rope

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Chris, a professional window washer, recently tried out the new PMI® Extreme Pro™ rope recommended by Aaron Dover, PMI Southern Accounts Manager. Here is what Chris had to say about the rope:

Aaron! Yes! You could not be more correct… That rope is a BEAST! I compared it to everyone’s ropes at the shop and it is equally as supple as the best of them. Even though it is soft, we could feel the substantial nature of the rope when twisting the sheath. The piece of mind that comes from this alone is worth the cash to me. Then I used, abused, and hazed the rope. I ground dirt and sand into it for 20 min straight. I sawed the same spot, with all my might, across a sharp aluminum I-beam many times. The rope didn’t even fray. I was shocked at this as I was fully expecting to cut the rope clean through with this motion. Then, I took another fresh spot and sawed the heck out of it on a nice sharp angled piece of concrete. I was able to get down to the core but still the sheath didn’t make a huge fluffy fray like it normally would. I used a lighter to singe away the fray that was created and tried to melt the fibers together. Cooled it down and ran it through my descender. It was smooth as butter. Can’t be more impressed with this brute of a rope. The secretary at my shop placed an order for my 600 footer this morning! Everyone else at the shop seems sold on them as well. I have a feeling there will be quite a few of those ropes headed our way soon. Again, I can’t thank you enough for easing my troubled mind with this decision making process. You rock!

Check out this side-by-side comparison of PMI® Extreme Pro™ rope with Unicore® technology and a standard static kernmantle rope: http://youtu.be/oxiY27zM-Dc.


PMI® Extreme Pro™ with Unicore® Technology

An incredible new PMI rope, Extreme Pro™ with Unicore® technology is the ultimate polyester kernmantle rope. Unicore® technology creates the ultimate bond be…

PMI Extreme Pro™ with Unicore® Technology

Monday, May 5th, 2014

An incredible new PMI rope, Extreme Pro™ with Unicore® technology is the ultimate polyester kernmantle rope. Unicore® technology creates the ultimate bond between sheath and core.


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