In case you missed my constant spray about the 2010 line of Revolution Crash Pads, here's some more. But this one is a little different because it's not really about Pads specifically. It's about the cosmic anomaly that is known as The Spot.
In case you've never heard of The Spot, which I assume means you've been living in a fucking cave for the last 15 years, this is one of the most versatile pieces of climbing gear ever made. In 1994, the one and only Mike Call came up the the basic idea behind this baby when he wasn't busy doing his Spielberg/Scorsese thing.
The idea behind this rig is that it is a lean, mobile bouldering pad, a very capable backpack, a rope bag, there's even been a few folks who have specifically used this for Yoga. Nice one, Hippies! Work your Chakras!
Anyways, here's what's new this year: the Pack System. We sell the majority of The Spots to Japan, and we were getting a few concerns about Spot customers of "shorter stature". So we did the same 3-option pack height set-up that we have on the Mission Pads and the 12-G.
As for the open size, it's 48" x 27" x 1.125".
Before you ask, the answer is Yes: that extra 1/8 of an inch on the thickness means something, we're not just artificially jacking up the thickness to look cool. It's a lamination on the top of the foam that provides a more rigid landing area and improves the over-all life of The Spot's foam. So there.