Kestrel

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  1. Whispers Death

    Whispers Death Active Member

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    I climbed 6 trees last weekend with the kestrel and Petzl Rad system. Petzl Ascension, roll-n-clip carabiner, foot loop and a petzl rig. I was using 7/16 or 11mm Blue water assault line.

    This thing is way more comfortable hanging than my walkabout aerohunter hybrid harness. I know that is a vague statement, but I knew as soon as I let the bridge out that I made a good decision to order it. I was a little concerned when I was climbing because when I cinched up the bridge to climb, it really put the squeeze on me. I let it out a bit and it was fine. I'm talking about hip pinch here. I ran the bridge about 16" per side with a petzl ring. That is really good for me.

    The only other thing is it seems like the lineman's belt loops are way back compared to my other harness.

    It is unbelievably small, compact and comfortable.
     
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    Whispers Death Active Member

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    Hunted from Kestrel all day Saturday. For climbing I tighten the leg straps about half. This cups my rear a bit and keeps me from sliding into the leg straps and guillotining my package. After reaching the TIP, I let them all the way out. Great.
     
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    Your bridge is 16” from ring to ring?
     
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    IkemanTX Well-Known Member

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    The “per side” makes me think a total of 32”...


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    That sounds really long
     

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