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20XX Saddle Build

zer0

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Problem:
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The basics:
Payed it forward with my last saddle at the end of the season. 2020 Honeydew life put a new build off until crunch time.

Solution:
Open up the tub of gear building supplies and start fresh.
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I ended up with a slimmer design than my last build, and was reminded how much fun it is to make pieces of kit.


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Time to get an order in to @DanO for some rope, biners and more web
 

zer0

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Michigan
Started off without a flashy name for this new tree diaper, and just enough webbing to get the job done.

Cut out a seat panel and got to work

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I did some layout and a test fit with hardware installed for the leg loops.

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Can't say that I was a fan of the mounting arrangement, or hardware size on the leg loops. Stitching the leg loops together without the hardware got me back to that familiar feeling.
 

zer0

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Michigan
Got a hold of @DanO for the local supply.
New ropes, biners, and some tenders to give a shot.

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rigged everything up, and after a few test swings in the yard at ground level, and a single step height. It was time to climb.

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quick test run in the woods after work to remember step spacing and the wild edge knot, was like riding a bike!

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