New Edelrid Saddle?

Mowerr

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People have used hitches on their bridge for a little while now but o haven't seen anyone with a clean way to terminate the hitch like they did here.
Problem still remains to not let your bridge ring slide over to break the hitch. At least they have two rope bridges whether u like that or the adjustable feature or not.
 

Joeybagodonuts

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I think the primary thing is that the leg loops slide through the lower D's, so they stay properly oriented on your leg when rotating. The MB is similar I believe.
Yes, they slide through, albeit it takes a bit of force.. When i was breaking away from the old 4D type saddle & entering this newer "progressive" style saddle i experimented with a handful of them. I came to the conclusion that no matter what i did with adjustments i was always looking for a way to drop the pads lower, but that option wasn't there on some. As soon as i got the ability to drop the legs down from the bridge, it was a world of difference for me & my bigger frame.. So yeah, i agree, that may be the reason.. that & bridge length too.

People have used hitches on their bridge for a little while now but o haven't seen anyone with a clean way to terminate the hitch like they did here.
Problem still remains to not let your bridge ring slide over to break the hitch. At least they have two rope bridges whether u like that or the adjustable feature or not.
Yes, for sure. I've experienced that even with the Petzl Adjustable add on. Especially with a pulley on there.

I personally would rather the textile i think.. I had a really sweet, very clean adjustable setup using a bow shackle & the blue cammed RopeMan. Imho, it was perfect function wise... & iirc i could also get away with a secondary bridge on there too (RE Tri plate).
HOWEVER.. after you pointed out that white paper/pdf about the RM i started mindfking the numbers i saw in it & they got me shook.

Ive since give back to just two non adjustables, terminated like the TM Evo. It's cool, i really can't complain as i found myself really only using the adjustment for ascent & then usually lengthening to the same spot every time. So for me, i don't think I'd mind a nice short textile adjuster.. I'd shorten it, go on & ascend, then pay it out into to a fixed spot where a stopper would keep things from paying out further.. even if it payed out on me when cinched, it would probably only be a matter of 10in give or take. Plate to plate I'm comfortable at around 17"-20", same general ballpark as TM's stitched bridge so we ain't talking very much, not for me personally anyways.

Assuming they knew the downsides to a textile adjuster, maybe the above is what they had in mind for use.. id wager you'll probably see something about it in the instructing... who knows.. ether way i think id like it on my MB after you mindfked me all up..lol.. That was you correct? Hahaha..
 

climbstihl

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Yes, they slide through, albeit it takes a bit of force.. When i was breaking away from the old 4D type saddle & entering this newer "progressive" style saddle i experimented with a handful of them. I came to the conclusion that no matter what i did with adjustments i was always looking for a way to drop the pads lower, but that option wasn't there on some. As soon as i got the ability to drop the legs down from the bridge, it was a world of difference for me & my bigger frame.. So yeah, i agree, that may be the reason.. that & bridge length too.


Yes, for sure. I've experienced that even with the Petzl Adjustable add on. Especially with a pulley on there.

I personally would rather the textile i think.. I had a really sweet, very clean adjustable setup using a bow shackle & the blue cammed RopeMan. Imho, it was perfect function wise... & iirc i could also get away with a secondary bridge on there too (RE Tri plate).
HOWEVER.. after you pointed out that white paper/pdf about the RM i started mindfking the numbers i saw in it & they got me shook.

Ive since give back to just two non adjustables, terminated like the TM Evo. It's cool, i really can't complain as i found myself really only using the adjustment for ascent & then usually lengthening to the same spot every time. So for me, i don't think I'd mind a nice short textile adjuster.. I'd shorten it, go on & ascend, then pay it out into to a fixed spot where a stopper would keep things from paying out further.. even if it payed out on me when cinched, it would probably only be a matter of 10in give or take. Plate to plate I'm comfortable at around 17"-20", same general ballpark as TM's stitched bridge so we ain't talking very much, not for me personally anyways.

Assuming they knew the downsides to a textile adjuster, maybe the above is what they had in mind for use.. id wager you'll probably see something about it in the instructing... who knows.. ether way i think id like it on my MB after you mindfked me all up..lol.. That was you correct? Hahaha..
Yep, they don't slide through very easily on the TM either, at least not on the right side where I have a ziptied Rolln'Lock. I'm pretty much the same as you, I only cinch up the bridge on ascent, and then run the regular length. Maybe I'd use a longer one if I still climbed DdRT often.
 

Tr33Climb3r

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As I looked into adding Edelrid to our website this harness was mentioned. Jared Abrojena and Johnny Korthuis are involved with the Treerex.
 

climbstihl

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Here's another look at the harness. It does look very good to me. My boss already said he'll be getting it as soon as it comes out. Part of that may be because he's an Edelrid partner and gets a discount on it...
 

rico

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Placement and downward angle of the side dees could be a deal breaker for me? New Tribe did the same thing with their Onyx and I am not sure why saddle manufacturers are doing this... They really need to go talk to folks who spend hours standing in spurs working downs spars with a bigger saw on, and they would understand why their design is an issue......
 
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climbstihl

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@rico I can see where you're coming from, but I can't remember the last time I used the upper D's on my Treemo. But you won't find me doing any spar work either...
 

DSMc

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The Treerex looks like a very well thought out harness. Certainly worth a try for anyone in the market.

Fit and how a harness is used varies so much more than you would think. Like @rico, I am picky on my side Ds. I use them all the time, and not just for spar work. In work positioning there are many times you need to be locked in without additional pressure on your legs. Side Ds accomplish this, the lower Ds do not.
 
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rico

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You sure bring up goats an awful lot Mr. Gu....Have you moved on from well endowed midget "escorts" to furry little goats? Not that there is anything wrong with that...
 
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Leafguy

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Thought I'd bump this thread and see if anyone has actually tried this harness out. Looks interesting but would be nice to have some field observations.

Cheers
 

climbstihl

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Check out Johnnykorthuis on Instagram, he's using one. Don't know if he's on the buzz.
My boss is getting one as soon as the company starts getting an income again. He'll also get their new foot ascender. Will update you guys then.
I must say, if I didn't have and love my TM, I would've gotten the Treerex already...
 

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