According to the Latitude website, the buckle is an AustriAlpin and according to the AustriAlpin website, the buckle is rated to 18kN and the d ring is rated at 22kN.
It looks like a fancy recon in this picture
I like the secondary attachment area on the waist buckle. Could you repel off that?
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Thanks for the support Ontariofarmer!
I found the Recon to be similar with the adjustability and with the top portion being used as a back support. Have you tried the Recon? Is there any comparison?I did! I found it extremely comfortable. I ran a mantis before that, and sit drag before that. I found with The Method I had a ton of adjustability, and I actually used the top portion of the saddle as my back support. That eliminated the need for a back band.
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This live feed by Genesis 3D Printing will answer most of these questions.So, I have to ask a few questions. Having used a recon, Wraptor, Wrap2r, Anderson sling, and a simular saddle I made (https://saddlehunter.com/community/...e-under-a-pound-the-girdle.24613/#post-346644), I experienced a few issues that they all shared. Can you guys let me know how these are addressed? BTW, I liked each saddle, but couldnt get away from the convenience and comfort of a single panel saddle. While the only 2 sling style saddles I still have are the Wraptor and the Girdle, they each have a place ( they are typically used for hanging cameras)
1. Wearing. I understand that the Method is designed so that the bottom secures to the top while walking. What method is used to release it?
2. Obviously you must climb with it in the stowed position. Otherwise, the bottom flops around. So, you loose your seat everytime you introduce slack. So, is the fiddle factor high when you are at height releasing the bottom panel?
3. When you walk in, it is mid waist. Once at the tree you have to position it lower to climb. Once at height, you have to release the bottom panel, move the top panel up, and move the bottom panel into position. Is that correct?
4. It looks like the leg straps secure FROM the back of the bottom panel, TO the loops just behind the belt channel. Im having a hard time wrapping my head around how that is effective for those who use leg loops? Do the leg loops secure to th top panel on the back somehow?
5. The web page says that the leg loops are designed to remove while walking and attach before climbing...Thinking about my old bodies capabilities, It seems like I might have to remove the saddle to connect? Or, learn yoga?
6. It seems that when slack is introduced while both panels are deployed, the bottom is going to drop, or at least require repositioning. Have you experienced that at all?
I saw the link to the live feed flash when I reloaded the page. Otherwise I can't see it.This live feed by Genesis 3D Printing will answer most of these questions.
I don't know. Regardless of the car magazine review people still choose Dodge, Ford, or Chevy (even if the magazine says Chevy is better than both ). What I see happening is people watch the reviews and whatever saddle that person says is the "most comfortable" they buy. A saddle is not all about comfort. If it was everyone would use a JX3. The reviewer is opinionated. My body is different than the reviewers. There is such thing as saddle shape. All the saddles have pros and cons. The reviewers hunting style might be different than mine. My fall and winter is different than the reviewers fall and winter. There are a ton of variables here. IMO, the best thing a hunter can do is understand their conditions/goals/style and buy a few different saddles based on that.It is an interesting looking sling. They should give this saddle to some one who has tried 6 to 10 saddles and then let them review it. Kind of like the car magazines do.
I really wish them success but the competition is stiff. Actually I wish all the saddle companies success, but that won’t happen.
Someone needs to build a saddle in a Canada. Zero competition.
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