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PAS stitches snapping

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Jay Saunders · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Cleaning the top of a route this weekend a few of the stitches on one of the loops of my PAS snapped. Has anyone had this happen before? Note, the PAS was not dynamically loaded and it has been loaded less than 10 times. I've attached some photos of what the snapped stitches look like and what typical unsnapped stitches look like. I'm guessing this is reasonable means for retiring the PAS. Would this be covered under Black Diamond's warranty?

Jason Todd · · Cody, WY · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 1,109

Looks like those are "cosmetic" stitches to keep the overlap from snagging on things. The structural bartacks are all intact in those pics.

*I* wouldn't worry about it, but if it concerns you, call BD.

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Why don't you ask Black Diamond?

Jay Saunders · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 0

Ah, that makes sense. Yeah, that most disconcerting thing was the popping noises heard as I was cleaning the route. I'll  call BD for my sanity. Thanks for the response!

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