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As per title folks, looking for recommendations based on user experience for a foot ascender.

Petzl/CT/ISC/Stein... others?

 

Also "left" foot or "right" foot? Does it make a difference?

Many thanks.

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I like the CT over the petzl , it’s better than the old petzl I think as well, never tried the stein.

left or right , I don’t really think it makes a difference but I skate boarded goofy so use a left foot as I’m thinking it’s stronger for pushing but possibly it’s the reverse if you lead with your right foot , either way it works for me... other foot has a haas but the CT does most the work.!

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Ct ascender for me aswell.

The petzl pantin i had would kick out alot,although the new pantin has a

"sold seperatly" little screw on latch to prevent that.

On the ct that comes as standard.

I got the left foot one cause my homemade haas is on my right leg.

My left leg is probably stronger id say...

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CT.

Right foot for me. Seemed natural as I’m massively right footed. Goofy on a board, like.

HAAS on the left unless it’s a short ascent.

Then I wish I’d used the HAAS.

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5 minutes ago, Mark J said:

Does the gizmo on the pantin work?

Yes, at least its usable now, not left in the truck

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I currently just use a CT on my right , strapped on over my spike stirrup. I’m thinking of getting a lefty one and bolting it to my left spike stirrup. Will I be forever spiking myself with them both clipped in?

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3 minutes ago, AHPP said:

I currently just use a CT on my right , strapped on over my spike stirrup. I’m thinking of getting a lefty one and bolting it to my left spike stirrup. Will I be forever spiking myself with them both clipped in?

Dont think you will advance much each step as too close together. I use a right foot pantin and a left leg home made HAAS type ascender

 

You beat me Mark, must learn to type faster

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Petzl’s stance on the Pantin has always intrigued me.

It was a game changer for me, and I thank them for that, but I always had a problem with kick out.

I’m not interested with hearing bullshit about ‘changing my technique’.

In the real world a 50’ obstacle free ascent doesn’t happen often, I just need to get up the tree.

The fact I can simply kick my foot back to free the Pantin was never a selling point for me. If I can’t reach my foot and disengage a catch (CT) in about a second, should I really be climbing?

We discussed it with their rep girl at a show a few years back, and after giving us a load of grief because we’d all switched to CT, she kicked out about 4 times in a straight 30’ ascent.

Rule, Shutler, Minty, Newton - all the big dogs of the UK climbing scene were with me, and can verify.

Petzl - put the catch on as standard.

We can make the decision whether we engage it or not!

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