Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:10 pm Posts: 1436 Location: UT
I replaced mine with a spectra dyneema core variety of cordage.
Good call Had some Kelty triptease on hand and it looks like it will work much better! Also got rid of that continuous loop of cord the originals had and went with loops on each end, off a retraced figure eight. Not nearly as unruly as the original setup. Probably end up heat shrinking over the loops to reinforce them a bit. Thanks for the suggestion
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:45 am Posts: 815 Location: Bozeman, MT
I like the original design but I also think it's over-engineered. A static length of cord is fine for me but when I replaced the frayed bits I put the sliding double-fisherman's (or whatever that knot is called) back in but find that I don't really use the adjustable aspects of it.
Hi guys, I think the problem is that the leashes are too tight and are grinding on the split ring in the pin. There should be a little slack in the system so the leash isn't under lots of tension. To adjust the length of the leashes remove the toe buckles and pull the leash out of the sleeve. You can push the knots closer to each other to increase the length. If you need any spares just drop us a line.
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:38 pm Posts: 819 Location: The Belly of Ham baby!!
My leash finally frayed and broke this week. I just replaced it with the cable leashes that Voile provides with the slider tracks. The Voile cable leash is shorter, and so sits more snug against the binding while touring (so it gets hit less while skinning). Also, I think light weight cable is more durable than cordilet in the way that it holds up better when banging against metal edges.
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Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:43 am Posts: 83 Location: SL,UT
I've been replacing my leashes with some stretchy cord of about the same thickness you can get at REI (with the webbing and stuff in the climbing section). You can run much shorter leashes because they stretch, so they're cleaner looking. I've never frayed or broken one in 3 seasons either. It's like 15 cents a foot.
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