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Cruzr Archon

1simplemann

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Hey, I think I have one of those laying around somewhere. :tearsofjoy:
My very first saddle.
Mine too. I tried it 5 years ago. I couldn't get it comfy. I made a change and tried it again this year. World of of difference. Sat all day easily. It is bulky though. Anyone know what rope that is? (The green rope in the pic) I was curious as to what the strength rating was.
 

Piney

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Mine too. I tried it 5 years ago. I couldn't get it comfy. I made a change and tried it again this year. World of of difference. Sat all day easily. It is bulky though. Anyone know what rope that is? (The green rope in the pic) I was curious as to what the strength rating was.
I believe the Evos used Yale Bandit rope.

"Bandit is an 11mm 24-strand braided climbing rope from Yale Cordage. This lightweight line offers a unique 11mm spliceable double braided rope construction and boasts a smooth 24-strand braided cover of high tenacity solution dyed yarns. The Bandit is rated for 5,600 pounds and runs well in mechanical devices."
 

1simplemann

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I believe the Evos used Yale Bandit rope.

"Bandit is an 11mm 24-strand braided climbing rope from Yale Cordage. This lightweight line offers a unique 11mm spliceable double braided rope construction and boasts a smooth 24-strand braided cover of high tenacity solution dyed yarns. The Bandit is rated for 5,600 pounds and runs well in mechanical devices."
Thanks. Now I know it's plenty strong enough. Piney where are you from? I grew up in Tabernacle.
 

farmlegend

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I think saddles are just evolving. Companies and individuals pushed the limits to see how light and streamlined saddles could go. Once that point was basically discovered now its moving back in the direction of comfort while keeping them as light/streamlined as possible. I also think the huge in flux of saddle hunters is creating a wider target audience. You have more people in saddles and they prioritize weight/comfort differently. Different types of saddles appeal to different people.

Edit: It is amazing how much Aerohunter got right with the evolution though. Cut down the bulk and fiddle factor a little bit and it would be perfect for a lot of people.
I too had the Evolution, bought one when it was intro’d. Magnificently comfortable and way overbuilt IMO.
 

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I just looked at the website $284.99 but either already sold out or they haven't opened up preorders yet....Anybody know which?
 

Rickor

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Sorry Valerio we must have posted about the same time but your right 8 am central
 

dougell

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No leg straps?I'd like to see a review on how it works with one stick climbing.
 

SnakeEater

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No leg straps?I'd like to see a review on how it works with one stick climbing.
Zero issues, I used my method all season with no leg straps and it’s significantly more comfortable than a single panel for one sticking and rappelling. I’m sure this saddle wouldn’t be any different.
 

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Zero issues, I used my method all season with no leg straps and it’s significantly more comfortable than a single panel for one sticking and rappelling. I’m sure this saddle wouldn’t be any different.
I see leg straps in one of the pictures
 

dougell

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Zero issues, I used my method all season with no leg straps and it’s significantly more comfortable than a single panel for one sticking and rappelling. I’m sure this saddle wouldn’t be any different.
I single stick climb and have a recon with no straps and an ESS with leg straps.I feel better climbing with leg straps.I love the ESS once I get it on but sometimes I have a migraine by the time it's all set.
 

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One thing you’ll notice that’s different with the archon or a method is, since the bridge is fixed instead of self adjusting like an Ed’s or recon, you won’t get that pushing forward on the upper panel when one sticking. That’s what I got from my recon, the feeling like it was slowly pushing me forward bc of the self adjusting. Doesn’t happen with these I’m sure. But sounds like they’ll offer leg loops which, in photos, you can see an attachment point on the center bottom of the bottom panel so I’m assuming something similar to the methods.
 

BigCityBowhunter

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One thing you’ll notice that’s different with the archon or a method is, since the bridge is fixed instead of self adjusting like an Ed’s or recon, you won’t get that pushing forward on the upper panel when one sticking. That’s what I got from my recon, the feeling like it was slowly pushing me forward bc of the self adjusting. Doesn’t happen with these I’m sure. But sounds like they’ll offer leg loops which, in photos, you can see an attachment point on the center bottom of the bottom panel so I’m assuming something similar to the methods.
That’s a really good point, I never thought of the self adjusting bridge while one sticking. It sounds like it kind of works against you sometimes.


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