Granbury, TX – When Fast Back Ropes decided to market Speed Williams’ personal version of the Mach III, the name “M-33” was chosen to reflect the length of the rope. Fast Back will still offer the thirty-three foot head rope now known as the Mach III Plus.
The origin of the popular Mach III was the brainchild of Speed Williams and experienced rope maker and General Manager of Fast Back, Al Benson.
“Speed was very specific about what he wanted in a rope, resulting in a longer development period for the Mach III than normal. The Mach III has remained a best seller at Fast Back since it became available,” says Benson.
Striving to gain every advantage in runs that are separated by thousands of a second, Williams eventually made slight modifications to the Mach III. An additional two feet, slightly smaller diameter and more body made the new version a great “reaching rope.”
Soon other pros started asking for the same rope Speed was using. It became apparent there was a market for this special version of the Mach III.
Changing the name from M-33 to the Mach III Plus enforces the fact that this rope is indeed a Mach III PLUS a few more features.