I just check this out on the Inet. That is really a well designed harness for
73, Stew K3ND
--- On Wed, 8/11/10, D Calder <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: D Calder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Used Fall Harnesses
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 8:40 AM
> Correct, they don't. You can look at
> the string in it and see how good it
> is. Before ending up in an office after climbing 15 years
> on Broadcast and
> Wireless towers
> I saw a little bit of everything being used. People riding
> the line, using
> homemade chairs, winch's with friction brakes on a 5HP
> B&S engine. Just
> about everything.
> The point here is, your LIFE depends on it, gravity works,
> and why take a
> chance over a few bucks? Buy NEW.
> An new product from DBI-SALA, the Exofit-NEX harness, is
> now available. (I
> don't work for them)
> The following are some of the complaints with the current
> XP Type harness
> . Leg straps continually loosen during
> climbing activity on the
> current Exofits.
> . Most frequent complaint is its too
> . Engineered for general industry
> . Limited options for connecting
> trail-end of pelican hook increasing
> the risk of hip-loading.
> . Sizing problems with regard to waist
> belt and harness size
> . The XP doesn't rate well with the
> current options available
> The following are design improvements on the NEX Harness:
> . The new version has tear-away lanyard
> keepers to prevent hip
> . The Exofit-NEX is the next generation
> made specifically for tower
> . Increased 3-D mesh lining for better
> . Built in pocket for two-way radio.
> . Stand-up back D-Ring with wear
> . Impact indicators on the back straps,
> making gear inspections easier
> . Built in reflective tape for better
> . Improved Quick-Connect buckle hardware
> . Includes trauma straps built in to
> prevent positional asphyxia.
> . The new version claims to be 5 times
> more abrasion resistant.
> . Most popular of all, it's lighter.
> I attached a pic of their new harness. It looks nice!
> Although I don't
> climb but my own towers anymore so I'm still using my old
> one. But I want
> one of these! NEW.
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