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Ben Dowman’s Pad

By Col
21, Aug, 2013

Ben Dowman shows off his custom made bouldering pad after a day at Alpkit HQ

Bendowman pad

Last week we had Ben Dowman Day. UKC winner Ben Dowman spent the day with us here at Alpkit HQ and in our factory. He was shown how things worked and let loose on the machines under the watchful eye of our Ben.

He soon whizzed through a chalk bag before getting stuck into making his own a custom Mujo bouldering pad. You can now see the results.

We enjoyed having Ben along for the day and he seemed to have a good time too.  Let's hope he gets some good use out of his new mat!

"I just wanted to say a big thanks to the Alpkit team for a great ‘Ben Dowman’ day last week. I really enjoyed it – you made me feel very welcome and special as a prize winner with lots of little things (like fish and chips, doughtnuts and coffee and my training certificate) as well as the main event of making a chalk bag and bouldering mat.

I really felt you guys had thought this through and organised it well and ‘Alpkit Ben’ did an awesome job of showing me how to sew, cut and make things. In particular I thought he really balanced well showing me what to do and letting me actually do it with making sure that I did make something that worked and would look great. I thought it was great that he did a couple of bits that were particularly tricky but let me do the rest while he patiently looked on.  I’m really pleased with the chalk bag and bouldering mat and it’s awesome having my own unique designs that I chose and made myself – my friends are suitably envious.

So, thanks again for a great prize,

Ben"

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