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this is why the quick release harness are failing!!
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Jul 25, 2011
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
Rock Climbing Photo: normal
normal




pulled tight
Rock Climbing Photo: thight
thight



ok now notice as i pull out on the belt the first loop is crossing over the back loop
Rock Climbing Photo: pulling out
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
Rock Climbing Photo: FAIL
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
jafrizza
From Golden CO
Joined Feb 1, 2011
25 points
Jul 25, 2011
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... Keenan Waeschle
From Bozeman, MT
Joined Feb 8, 2010
165 points
Jul 25, 2011
I see your problem is that your pants don't fit right there too big. I sugest you down size to a smaller size. sunder
From Alsip, Il
Joined Apr 19, 2009
580 points
Jul 25, 2011
Can i get a NSFW please. ew. thecornyman
From Oakland, CA
Joined May 18, 2010
65 points
Jul 25, 2011
STEP AWAY FROM THE BUFFET! 1Eric Rhicard
Joined Feb 15, 2006
7,510 points
Jul 25, 2011
no polar camo for the boxers?? Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
545 points
Jul 25, 2011
TROLL Mike Stearns
Joined May 30, 2007
1,445 points
Jul 25, 2011
I'm just psyched that the OP wasn't going commando. Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
Joined Oct 20, 2007
35 points
Jul 25, 2011
ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. this is good stuff. coppolillo
Joined Sep 9, 2009
0 points
Jul 25, 2011
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. Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
Joined Jul 11, 2008
3 points
Jul 26, 2011
Hilarious!!! Love the camo cargo shorts...haven't seen those in a decade!! Andrew Shoemaker
From Olympia, WA
Joined May 30, 2011
255 points
Jul 26, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: adjama speed buckle
adjama speed buckle


little different type of buckle system, holms..


Rock Climbing Photo: adjama speed buckle
adjama speed buckle
Ben Beckerich
From saint helens, oregon
Joined Jun 24, 2011
205 points
Jul 26, 2011
Hilarious! Love the post. tooTALLtim
From Boulder, CO
Joined Apr 9, 2007
270 points
Administrator
Jul 26, 2011
You might want to return that belt, might put you on the predators list if it fails near a school. Monty
From Golden, CO
Joined Mar 13, 2006
2,664 points
Jul 26, 2011
WTF no spiderman undies!!!!

What kind of climber are you!
sunder
From Alsip, Il
Joined Apr 19, 2009
580 points
Jul 26, 2011
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!!!
CodyW
From Golden,Co
Joined Mar 15, 2011
0 points
Jul 27, 2011
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.
Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
505 points
Jul 27, 2011
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. Patsy
Joined Jul 11, 2011
0 points
Jul 28, 2011
Monty wrote:
You might want to return that belt, might put you on the predators list if it fails near a school.


haha nice
DBarton
From CENTENNIAL, CO
Joined Oct 19, 2010
5 points
Jul 28, 2011
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. Kurt Ross
From Boulder, colorado
Joined Apr 8, 2009
160 points


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