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Saddle Damage - Still Safe

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IMG_20201014_144625470.jpg This is an Aero Hunter. I may have caught the mesh with a carabiner. Is this still safe to use?
 

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View attachment 36896 This is an Aero Hunter. I may have caught the mesh with a carabiner. Is this still safe to use?
Insert giant disclaimer here!!!! But if that happens tonight to my kite I’m still hunting it. But you have to make the call, not some dude on a forum said it’s cool. I would inspect before & after every hunt. I’d also send that pic to Aero & see if they would repair??
 

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I replaced it a couple of weeks ago and noticed this condition when I was taking pictures to put it up for sale. At this point I will probably keep it as a backup.
 

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The good news is because you already have a replacement and you won't miss any of the season.
Even though it's going to be a backup saddle, I would still want it to be safe and would contact Aero-Hunter to get it repaired.
 
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Like @Bigterp said, PERSONALLY, I would for sure hunt out of that in a bind. The strength of your saddle comes from the webbing. The mesh is more or less for comfort and webbing placement. Granted, if it was to rip all the way through your booty might pop through, but I cant see you going anywhere. Mesh/Fabric panels are load bearing. Your call though buddy.
 

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Im with BigTerp and BackSpasm. There is no way the company intended for any of the mesh to be load bearing, atleast i hope not. you have to be comfortable with it but id send it lol.
 

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I also agree with @Bigterp and I'm fully aware of how a saddle is designed. My thoughts are that if there's any compromise of the materials involved with the saddle at all, it should be inspected and repaired.
 

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Response from AeroHunter

"Thank you for sending the picture! This is not something that can be
repaired without replacing the saddle, but the good news is that you can
continue to use it as is. The life safety part of the saddle is the
webbing. Sometimes mesh can tear slightly in stress areas, but it kind
of limits itself on how far it can tear, so it shouldn't really go any
farther than it already has."

Still safe to use as was suggested above.
 
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