The Alphalock brand is a relative newcomer on the sailing hardware scene but its CEO, Eric Hall – founder of Hall Spars and inventor of their renowned Hall Autolocks – is anything but “the new kid on the block”! Eric has taken all his years’ experience and channeled them into producing an ultra-simple, lightweight and adaptable halyard locking mechanism.
Upffront.com sat down with Eric to discuss his new technology and he started by describing where the name came from. “I was throwing around a few ideas but then it just hit me: ‘Alpha’, which means ‘dominant’ or ‘leader of the pack’ ….…. which is exactly what we are aiming to be. It also gets you at the top of any alphabetical list, which is a bonus!” Read on.