View Full Version : Newadvance in Lane Rope Design

Gareth Eckley
July 30th, 2004, 02:19 PM
This innovative design for a Lane rope that removes all waves and turbulence has just won an award for a British inventor. You can check it out at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3937043.stm

I hope it makes it into production soon.

July 30th, 2004, 04:42 PM
About three months ago I cut my finger pretty badly on a piece of wire on a lane line. This picture made me think of that experience, what with what appears to be all of its exposed edges.

July 30th, 2004, 06:09 PM
Will these hurt just as much as the other ones do when u run into them. Looks like wire inside of the rubber wrapped around each little fan looking affair. It is very different. Do the fans stay in one place or spin with the water as it comes at them. As u can tell I haven't read the article yet but will. thanz for the article. Something new

Gareth Eckley
July 31st, 2004, 02:39 AM
It does look as if it could hurt fingers if your hand went into it. Maybe they could wrap the whole unit in some kind of mesh. :eek:

Good to see some one working in this area though.:)

John Fields
August 2nd, 2004, 10:30 PM
I noted that it reduces in length from 25M to 3M too. This would reduce storage. Still a prototype though.