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Posted this over at the buzz but they seem more interested in other stuff...


Got a call yesterday from my friend who works there. He said the saddles have come in.
I will head up there next week and pick one up. This saddle, (yes I know it is just yet another saddle) could be a good one.
 
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I will probably buy a new saddle this year. Mostly what I am looking for in a saddle is space for two safties on the side D rings and comfort. If they made this saddle with bigg D's I'd consider it. I may not get what I want and have to do with small side d's as I have been for years. That saddle seems to have alot of gear loops which I like, best saddle I've seen for the price.
Hands down Petzl consumers are extreme
 

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I was tempted to go that route Frans, but I am waiting for Wesspur to get them in. Live local, buy local. Besides I'm trying out this TreeAustria3 and really digging it.:)
 
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the TreeAustria is one of the few saddles which is made well and incorporates the modern climbing styles.


As for large 'D' rings, I just cant use a saddle anymore with the large Ds. Over the years, I kept hitting my 'funny bone' when handsawing. Now when that happens my arm just goes dead for awhile.

The smaller Ds stay out of my way
 

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Tree austria 3???? Never heard of it. Post a pic!

I just got me a new TA1 couple weeks ago. I had one for about 2 yrs, then switched to the BF2, now im back on the TA. That butterfly sucked eggs. I hate the small ring in front. Not very acomodating for two biners. Doubtfull Ill ever use it again.
 
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I liked the BF....

and I immediately changed the small ring out for a larger one.
 

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My last two saddles have been the Tree Austria Duo. But at my current rate of climbing, I won't need another saddle in this lifetime. I'd still like a pic of the TA3 though.
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The 'TA3' is still a prototype altho Fresco was selling a few at the last TCIA.
The design is still under review and the final construction will be altered according to Friedrich.
 

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Is the bridge replaceable on this one? The only reason I retired my first TA was because of wear on the bridge. My second one is still in good shape only bacause I don't use it very often.
 
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Looks like the bridge is sewn directly to the rings.
 
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I will probably buy a new saddle this year. Mostly If they made this saddle with bigg D's I'd consider it.
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Xtremetrees,

I too prefer the larger D's on the side. I find the bigger D's easier to work with while wearing gloves, (cooler weather).

I still use the versitile saddle by Buckingham. I had to special order it with the larger D's on the side. Think it cost me an extra $20.00 and was worth it IMO.

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I am waiting for Wesspur to get them in
We got 'em in Friday last week Wiley, although you probably won't see them on our website for a while yet.
 

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Well Hell's Tinklin' Bells. I'll see you in the am brother. Gotta have a high speed side by side going for the comparison.:D
 
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The first batch of Sequoias will be provided with the new larger 'caritool'!
This will be for a limited time only

I am looking forward to picking mine up.
Maybe by the end of the week I will have the time to drive up there and get it.
 

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Seems like if one could get their mitts on those sequoia openable rings, you could hack saw the old rings off, then replace them and a the old bridge with the new replaceable rings.

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Seems like if one could get their mitts on those sequoia openable rings, you could hack saw the old rings off, then replace them and a the old bridge with the new replaceable rings.

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When I pick up the saddle I will check and see just how they created these opening rings.

I am curious to see if they inserted a hardened sleeve which the screw goes into, or if they just tapped/cut threads into the ring.
Also if the rings are the same diameter and thickness as the regular ones.
I have a bunch of rings and will make some of my own.
 

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I have a feeling they do have a sleeve and I also think they had to put something else by the threads so that the aluminum thread doesn't just "let go" of the bolt in a pull.

Just a hunch...

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went and picked up the Sequoia yesterday. Didn't get back from work in time to try it out, hopefully after the bucket job this am, I can work it some today. I did notice that the removable rings don't have a big enough gap for anything except webbing. So maybe no cord bridges? I will try and sew a bridge this weekend on the Pfaff, see if I can get the stitch pattern right.
 
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