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Losing Confidence in my Saddle set up

Scott F

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Nope I saw deer, and was on fresh sign of rubs and scrape line, its more of that I feel as im making a lot of noise, and having to work really hard to stay comfortable in the saddle when climbing up one sticking. I keep my bridge really short, which I believe it makes me sit more upright, and causing the leg straps to really dig in.

I was all in on it last year and loved it, but after more time climbing this way, I feel like I might be more efficient, and quiet with multiple sticks. I understand that its not always going to be easy, and there is always bad sits, climbs, etc. I just need to figure out some adjustments to make it more efficient.
Ever try a hard-seat saddle?

I have thought of going back to my original saddle which was literally a 3/4" piece of plywood with a 1" tubular nylon webbing strap to hold me on it. The most comfortable saddle I ever used, but the convenience and ease of a soft saddle won over so I've made replicas of many and use most of them.

I may make a plank with prusiks to attach to my bridge for long sits to mitigate saddle butt syndrome and swing the night away in comfort.

If you have the means, dont sweat making changes. If you dont have the means, just make the changes on the cheap! It doesnt take too much (and you get to decide if you want others to ever see it!)

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JC3

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Ever try a hard-seat saddle?

I have thought of going back to my original saddle which was literally a 3/4" piece of plywood with a 1" tubular nylon webbing strap to hold me on it. The most comfortable saddle I ever used, but the convenience and ease of a soft saddle won over so I've made replicas of many and use most of them.

I may make a plank with prusiks to attach to my bridge for long sits to mitigate saddle butt syndrome and swing the night away in comfort.

If you have the means, dont sweat making changes. If you dont have the means, just make the changes on the cheap! It doesnt take too much (and you get to decide if you want others to ever see it!)

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Scott-
You are getting dangerously close to a JX3 with the plank, next thing we know you will adding a tail to the plank, so you may as well just "Come to the light".........
 

Scott F

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Scott-
You are getting dangerously close to a JX3 with the plank, next thing we know you will adding a tail to the plank, so you may as well just "Come to the light".........
Not a tail per se, but I did have a nifty pvc pipe with a fitting on the bottom that I would connect at height!

Knee pads? Who needs knee pads!

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phatkaw

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Nope I saw deer, and was on fresh sign of rubs and scrape line, its more of that I feel as im making a lot of noise, and having to work really hard to stay comfortable in the saddle when climbing up one sticking. I keep my bridge really short, which I believe it makes me sit more upright, and causing the leg straps to really dig in.

I was all in on it last year and loved it, but after more time climbing this way, I feel like I might be more efficient, and quiet with multiple sticks. I understand that its not always going to be easy, and there is always bad sits, climbs, etc. I just need to figure out some adjustments to make it more efficient.
I have had dozens of deer come in on me while one-sticking. Literally dozens!
 

Waylon mark

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Nope I saw deer, and was on fresh sign of rubs and scrape line, its more of that I feel as im making a lot of noise, and having to work really hard to stay comfortable in the saddle when climbing up one sticking. I keep my bridge really short, which I believe it makes me sit more upright, and causing the leg straps to really dig in.

I was all in on it last year and loved it, but after more time climbing this way, I feel like I might be more efficient, and quiet with multiple sticks. I understand that its not always going to be easy, and there is always bad sits, climbs, etc. I just need to figure out some adjustments to make it more efficient.
If you can use gaffs it will always be the quickest way ,i use my we steps w knaider swaider just to keep my public game up ,and fiddle with a lot of other ways except one sticking lol
 

bfriendly

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My advice would be to try and lengthen your bridge some while you’re one sticking and see how that feels. Also I prefer not to wear my leg loops when climbing, I would try it at ground level first to see if that improves your problems.
This was my thought too. My hawk bridge is to the top of my chest and it’s much more comfortable than the short secondary bridge i rappel with.
I too have some rough climbs and sits, but usually it’s got something to do with leaner trees.
 
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