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this is why the quick release harness are failing!!


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jafrizza · · Golden CO · Joined Feb 2011 · Points: 75

so i don't have a speed buckle harness my self but i do have a belt that tightened the same way.So as i was tightening my belt the other day it popped and released and i immediately thought of a few recent MP posts and i have figured out why there fail here are some pics

this is the belt just normal

normal

pulled tight
thight

ok now notice as i pull out on the belt the first loop is crossing over the back loop
pulling out

And when i let the tension go this is what happens. the front loop is now the back loop and the belt is released
FAIL

now i know the harness are made much better but this is my theory as to what is happening

added: the belt buckles are metal. its just the angle that they are pulled at when loaded for the most part backwards
Keenan Waeschle · · Bozeman, MT · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 210

for a speed adjust harness to do that the metal buckles would have to be stressed so much that they deformed and/or broke. That is not what has been happening...

sunder · · Alsip, Il · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 820

I see your problem is that your pants don't fit right there too big. I sugest you down size to a smaller size.

thecornyman · · Oakland, CA · Joined May 2010 · Points: 140

Can i get a NSFW please. ew.

1Eric Rhicard · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 8,230

STEP AWAY FROM THE BUFFET!

Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

no polar camo for the boxers??

Mike Stearns · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2007 · Points: 1,630

TROLL

Brent Apgar · · Out of the Loop · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 90

I'm just psyched that the OP wasn't going commando.

coppolillo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 70

ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. this is good stuff.

Finn the Human · · The Land of Ooo · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 108

Hey OP, it might be time for a new pair of undies. Those ones have a hole in them. Thank goodness I didn't accidentally get a glimpse of your nether regions.

Andrew Shoemaker · · Olympia, WA · Joined May 2011 · Points: 265

Hilarious!!! Love the camo cargo shorts...haven't seen those in a decade!!

Ben B · · saint helens, oregon · Joined Jun 2011 · Points: 325
adjama speed buckle

little different type of buckle system, holms..

adjama speed buckle
tooTALLtim · · Boulder, CO · Joined Apr 2007 · Points: 1,200

Hilarious! Love the post.

Monty · · Golden, CO · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 3,124

You might want to return that belt, might put you on the predators list if it fails near a school.

sunder · · Alsip, Il · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 820

WTF no spiderman undies!!!!

What kind of climber are you!

CodyW · · Golden,Co · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 5
1Eric Rhicard wrote:STEP AWAY FROM THE BUFFET!
More like step into the light! hahahaha

Michael Stearns wrote:TROLL
Didnt you read Guideline #1? DONT BE A JERK! By not contributing any useful or witty tips or quips, you Sir, are a TROLL yourself.

sunder wrote:WTF no spiderman undies!!!! What kind of climber are you!
X2!!!
Woodchuck ATC · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 3,110
Keenan Waeschle wrote:for a speed adjust harness to do that the metal buckles would have to be stressed so much that they deformed and/or broke. That is not what has been happening...
Not nearly the kind of flat plates as used in most speed buckles...plus many of them have a permanently sewn doubled over endpiece so it cannot be unbuckled; just loosened.
Patsy · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 0

Damn, you guys are really slamming jafrizza here. He's just posting his theory. Good job jafrizza, I like your theory, but don't think it will prove to be true. It's good to get feedback.

DBarton · · CENTENNIAL, CO · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 105
Monty wrote:You might want to return that belt, might put you on the predators list if it fails near a school.
haha nice
Kurt Ross · · Boulder, colorado · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 285

I don't think this test will be entirely legitimate until you go climbing with this belt in place of your harness and see if it works.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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