Iv been using a spiderjack for 6 months or so, and loving it, but the velcro attachment on the side is always pulling out. I was thinking of replacing it with a leather strap and press stud. your thoughts?
As far as I can tell, this really is true Nick. I've played around with both the Spiderjack and the Lockjack on a line we've got suspended from an i-beam in Wesspur's warehouse, and for the life of me can't figure out how to attach the Spiderjack midline. I was hoping it was just me, but after talking with several other people, I think it's true. It is definitely a major limitation. However, I will say that the Spiderjack allows better control over your rate of descent than the Lockjack. A lot of people complain that the Lockjack has only 2 speeds: stop and pdq (pretty damn quick). While you can develop better control with practice, the Spiderjack doesn't have that problem at all.Don't you have to thread the spiderjack from the end? This is what I heard and if it is true, I can't believe it.
You do have to thread the spiderjack from the end and it wont take a splice.so one end only.Don't you have to thread the spiderjack from the end? This is what I heard and if it is true, I can't believe it.
your right on the price but the spider is smaller than a v tress.Plus those devices are expensive as hell and bulky looking (in the pictures at least).
no school like the old school, i can respect that.Yeah, Will
Keep the velcro strap and throw the Spider Jack away.
Opinion from an old school friction hitch user.