The Tree House loves TreeStuff!

foot ascender

sotc

Dormant hero!!
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
21,778
Location
So. Oregon
i havent used my SRT for awhile and i broke it out today. i went to put my weight on the foot ascender and the bottom strap started slipping. id go 15 feet and have to stop and put it together. tried many different ways and couldnt get it to hold. am i missing something or is there a special way to route the strap?
 

Attachments

T

top hopper

Guest
Hmmm,

mine has never slipped like that.

Lemme see how its routed
 

sotc

Dormant hero!!
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
21,778
Location
So. Oregon
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #4
i tried 4 different ways including that burnham. that did work the best but still slipped. its neever slipped on me before
 

SkwerI

Treehouser
Joined
Sep 6, 2006
Messages
18,049
Location
central Florida
Thread the strap from the outside, in the top slot and out the bottom slot. You're missing the wear sleeve, which also acts to help hold the strap tail as well. Mine slipped right from the first day so I sewed it together. It's 6 years old and has never slipped since, and my sewing job has held up as well.
 

sotc

Dormant hero!!
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
21,778
Location
So. Oregon
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #6
i wasnt missing the wear sleeve this morning:dur:
 

sotc

Dormant hero!!
Joined
Dec 6, 2005
Messages
21,778
Location
So. Oregon
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #8
that seems to be the best brian. hopefully it will hold next time
 
T

TreeRhino

Guest
Mine held for abut a year and then started slipping, too. Got so frustrated with it and cant sew so i eventually tied a knot in it.
 

SkwerI

Treehouser
Joined
Sep 6, 2006
Messages
18,049
Location
central Florida
I can't sew either, I used braided fishing line and a needle that I use for whipping splices. It doesn't have to be pretty. :|:
 
T

top hopper

Guest
Like I said, Mine hasn't slipped yet. Had it for over 5 year now.
 
T

Tom Dunlap

Guest
Thread the tail so that it ends up on the inside of the plate. Then tuck the tail of the webbing under the part that weaves through the slot on the plate. It will end up making a 90 degree turn in it's path. Tuck it from front to back so that the tail is towards your heel. Cinch up the slack and it shouldn't creep again.
 
T

Tom Dunlap

Guest
When I saw the tuck like in B's pic I had a huge head-slap...what a simple, and adjustable solution. this is after I had sewn mine to fit my climbing boots.

Another similar solution to B's is to tuck the webbing under itself between the slots. the strap would make a 90 degree turn towards the back. the only thing this does is keep the tail tucked inside. If the webbing is too stiff it might not compress itself in that little space.
 
The Tree House Loves TreeStuff!
Top