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Offset 8 LS LT
Offset 8 LS LT

Overview


If you have an Offset 8 RS or RT that you are willing to part with, please email me.

Offset Eight
(#1191)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

InstructionsI acquired this eight from Chris Christensen in 2009.

The Vertical Supply Offset 8 is made from steel rod, bent and welded to shape. Mine is 166 mm. tall, 72 mm. wide, and 11 mm. thick. The rope hole is 61 mm. high and 49 mm. wide. The top center thickness is 11 mm. The shaft length and width are 43 mm. and 11 mm., respectively. The eye measures 45 mm. by 24 mm. this eight weighs 293 g.

There are no markings on this eight.

Comments

The Offset Eight was one of the few commercial welded steel rod figure eights. This eight is flat, while the Offset Eight LS (and the RS that I do not have) were arched. I don't see much practical difference between them.


Offset Eight LS
(#348)

Front Rear
Front Rear

Technical Details

InstructionsI acquired this eight from Vertical Supply in 1992.

The Vertical Supply Offset Eight LS is made from steel rod, bent and welded to shape. Mine is 164 mm. tall, 71 mm wide, and 17 mm. thick. The rope hole is 62 mm. high and 51 mm. wide. The top center thickness is 11 mm. The shaft length and width are 36 mm. and 11 mm., respectively. The eye measures 46 mm. by 25 mm. My eight weighs 292 g.

There are no markings on this eight.

Comments

The Offset Eight LS is one of the few commercial welded steel rod figure eights. There was no attempt to make the eight symmetrical - and no good reason to either. The LS indicates that this is a left-handed, straight model. It is not apparent from the photo, but the eight is arched toward the viewer. The right-hand (RS) model would be arched in the other direction.

Although it works well enough, the Vertical Supply Offset 8 LS is too heavy for my taste.


Offset Eight LT
(#349)

Front Rear Side
Front Rear Side

Technical Details

InstructionsI acquired this eight from Vertical Supply in 1992.

The Vertical Supply Offset Eight LT is made from steel rod, bent and welded to shape. Mine is 164 mm. tall, 71 mm wide, and 17 mm. thick. The rope hole is 61 mm. high and 51 mm. wide. The top center thickness is 11 mm. The shaft length and width are 45 mm. and 11 mm., respectively. The eye measures 42 mm. by 25 mm. My eight weighs 290 g.

There are no markings on this eight.

Comments

This is another one of the few commercial welded steel rod figure eights. There was no attempt to make the eight symmetrical - and no good reason to either. The LT indicates that this is a left-handed, twisted model. Like the LS, the LT is also too heavy for my taste. There was also an RT model that was a mirror of the LT.