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Re: [TowerTalk] Full body harness

To: "'David Calder'" <>, "'Paul Christensen'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Full body harness
From: "Richard Elizondo" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 13:37:58 -0600
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I second the dbi sala exofit, and the exofit xp as well. I have owned two of
them, and all of my climbers have them. The only thing I won't do is paint
in them. Something about getting paint on a $400 harness I just can't do. I
have some crappy falltech harnesses for that.

The really neat thing I like about the exofit is the seat, and the ability
to go from the positioning D-rings to the seat d-rings very easily. So I can
be hanging steel one second, flip around the tower, latch my seat into my
descender, and rope ride my way down. Comes in very handy while latching in
coax or hanging a safety climb. 

Richard Elizondo
Senior Consultant
Ionos Communications

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of David Calder
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 12:15 PM
To: 'Paul Christensen';
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Full body harness

Miller makes a light one that works fine for running up the tower and doing
some work.
DBI/SALA also make a nice one.

For hanging in the air for hours I prefer a  DBI/SALA Exofit. They are more
money but
easier on the butt and legs after hanging for some time. It weighs more also
but has a
removable butt sling.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Paul Christensen
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Full body harness

>  The conversation  on this reflector has pointed me in the proper safe 
> direction and now I am  looking for personal experiences with the full 
> body harness and fall  arrest.

Probably the most important item at the time of order is an intangible that
cannot be purchased on-line: Proper training and use of the harness.  I am
amazed at the number of folks who will purchase a full-body harness, not
knowing the first safety-related issue before they ascend a tower.

I routinely draft contracts on behalf of my commercial clients with the
stipulation that unless a contracted worker has been put through recognized
tower training and rescue course (e.g., Comtrain), they are unauthorized to 
touch a tower and its components.   You cannot completely buy your way into 

Paul, W9AC


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