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Re: [TowerTalk] Used Fall Harnesses

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Used Fall Harnesses
From: "D Calder" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:14:01 -0400
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I'm purchasing some of these for my Tower Technicians. I sure wish I could
work one in for me. LOL!

They are sweet.

73 Dave n4zkf

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[] On Behalf Of GALE STEWARD
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 11:46 AM
To: towertalk reflector
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Used Fall Harnesses

I just check this out on the Inet. That is really a well designed harness
for tower work!

73, Stew K3ND

--- On Wed, 8/11/10, D Calder <> wrote:

> From: D Calder <>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Used Fall Harnesses
> To:
> 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 heavy .    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 
> loading.
> .    The Exofit-NEX is the next generation made specifically for tower 
> climbing .    Increased 3-D mesh lining for better cooling .    Built 
> in pocket for two-way radio.
> .    Stand-up back D-Ring with wear
> indicator
> .    Impact indicators on the back straps, making gear inspections 
> easier .    Built in reflective tape for better visibility .    
> 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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