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DIY for hip pinch

Rod Johnson

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I’m fairly comfortable for the most part mantis for a 3-5 hr Hunt, but I pulled 2 all day sits a few weeks ago and by the end it was getting to me,I don’t know if this has been tried, if so please let me know your findings,I threw this together this evening and gonna give it a test run in the morning



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Bwhana

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There have been various DIY options over the years, but I don't recall one quite like this, most have been down at the bridge loop area in some manner. Seems like a good solution. Does it still allow left right rotation/roll on the bridge?
 

Rod Johnson

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There have been various DIY options over the years, but I don't recall one quite like this, most have been down at the bridge loop area in some manner. Seems like a good solution. Does it still allow left right rotation/roll on the bridge?
Haven’t been in tree with it yet, but it seems like it will


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Wirrex

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Looks well done and original! I wonder if you might need more of a triangle shape between contact points to keep it from rotating? This is the DIY stuff that I love. Ya know a fleece saddle doesn’t give any hip pinch lol.
 

Rod Johnson

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Update........ performs exactly like I hoped it would, possibly even better, only issue that will need to be addressed is the vet tape I wrapped the middle link with makes the bridge a little difficult to slide under full weight,I think I can powder coat smooth it so it will slide


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DanO

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Seems like the bridge wouldn't slide super smooth with the link under it like that or cause premature wear on the bridge. Definitely let us know how testing goes. If these work out, let me know how many you can make a week! :grinning:
 

GTel

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Something like this wrapped with vet tape and machine smoothed ends might eliminate the wear on the bridge and provide smooth sliding. Would need to use small enough tubing to allow the carabiner to connect around it. And maybe use an Amsteel bridge so you can use small diameter tubing with an oval biner. But if a fall happened and the metal cracked, there's sharp edges that could rip the bridge.


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