I got a set of Klein Tree gaffs that I got new and used a few times.
They come with a a practically new set of Buckingham Big Buck pads with the velcro wraps.
Just got a set of Aluminum climbers so I was planning on selling the Kleins.
I'll have to get some pics.
What are you looking to spend on a set?
Rigid pad connection made a huge difference for me, either Stein, climb right or geckos. Having a loose connection let's the shanks torque more IMO. I'd buy those climb rights and give em a shot.
If you're on SRT choke of your climb line and sit sometimes. If dDRT get a choking friction saver. Leg pain can be just overworking muscles that don't get used often, and giving them some breaks can be really helpful
Sorry about taking so long but here's some pics.
The pads are practically new.
The bottom straps are new.
The spurs were new but used this season a few times.
The gaffs have been lightly touched up a couple of times.
Tree gaffs are safer to climb on as they don't kick out as much like pole gaffs.
Pole spikes suck in thicker barked trees.
Nothing worse then having to gaff in just under a knot with pole spikes.
The offset gaffs let you do this much better.
Pole spikes are better when stepping up in a tight crotch though.
The pads add a little spacing between your irons and your ankle.
The offset gaffs keeps you from jamming you irons against the tree.
They are way more comfortable then having leather rubbing on the side of your legs all day.
@southsoundtree I bet they've been ground down. They have been around quite a bit. I think the foot pain was more from when I kick in the tree would hit the elbow of the foot plate/shaft from the spur being so small.
@SeanRuel yea the rigid connection would help a bunch I'd imagine since the shaft in the L pad moves so much digging in.
@Steve Baker I've messaged you. I'm interested in them just a few questions. New slim spur or the older fat style?
@dsptech how much? Message me or post, thinking I want the climb rights though.