[TowerTalk] FS: Heavy Duty Climbing Belt

Hardy Landskov n7rt at cox.net
Wed Jun 14 09:41:03 EDT 2006

I am looking for a new belt. Anyone have any suggestions?
73 N7RT

At 12:25 AM 6/10/06 +0000, ersmar at comcast.net wrote:
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
>From: "K8RI on Tower talk" <k8ri-tower at charter.net>
>> >        While OSHA rules only  require compliance by workers (people being
>> > paid for performing the tasks), it's  a pretty good idea to be as safe
>> > you
>> > can.
>> >
>> I can only speak for myself and this is not a recomendation to others, not 
>> should it be taken as such, but I much prefer the old belt with a seperate 
>> fall arresting harness and want nothing to do with any harness that will
>> me sit down in place.
>I, too, prefer separate positioning belt and fall-arrest harness.  I don't
like the idea of putting all my eggs in one harness basket, as it were.  If
the single harness were to fail while I'm aloft (the clip across the chest
breaks or whatever else), then I've just lost all my protection against
-1/2gt^2.  By using two separate harnesses (Buckingham positioning belt and
strap and Petzl full-body harness for the two gorilla clips on a Y-tail), I
have totally independent systems with a low likelihood, IMHO, of
simultaneous failure.
>BTW - Yesterday I ordered one of these:
http://store.pksafety.net/fi10tirela.html .  I liked the feature of the
shock-absorbing folds in the strap, something my current Y-tails don't
have.  I'll report to the group after they arrive.
>73 de
>Gene Smar  AD3F
>> Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
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