Jump to content
Gnarlyoak

Foot Ascender Recommendation

Recommended Posts

23 hours ago, Andy Craig said:

You could attach the left ascender to the top of your stirrup and run a length of cord to the bottom to hold the weight, might work similar to a Haas.

I follow putting it high up the stirrup but not sure what the cord does? Could you post a picture please.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 01/02/2018 at 21:23, AHPP said:

I follow putting it high up the stirrup but not sure what the cord does? Could you post a picture please.

I've not actually made this it's just an idea, the cord would put your weight on the bottom of your foot rather than the side of your leg. Might make it easier to control but probably works fine without as well. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The HAAS works, and works really well.

I think messing around with other configurations is a waste of time. It's all about your feet. Strapping ascenders to your thighs or bollocks might make you feel like an innovator, but it won't be as efficient.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Quick question to HAAS users. Are both ends of the bungee tied to the little clip or just one like on mine? I’ve used it half a dozen times but don’t feel like I’m getting a full extension...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Quick question to HAAS users. Are both ends of the bungee tied to the little clip or just one like on mine? I’ve used it half a dozen times but don’t feel like I’m getting a full extension...

Which model do you have ? The velox is tied at the top of the tube then runs down to a roller and back up to the clip ,so in theory has more spring and won’t need adjusting. I can not remember how the first version was set up but I remember having to shorten the elastic to get a better return on the ascender.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those HAAS jobbers arent cheap! Really £150, i just read this thread looking for best foot ascender and decided to get both types but maybe not. 

As its not PPE its just an assistance device i cant believe that price. As an occasional user i think i’ll fall under ‘innovator’😜

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been using the big bulky CMI foot ascender (right) for almost 10 years. It's not the most compact or the lightest but it does lock onto the rope and will probably last a lifetime. Actually I think the cam has a lifetime guarantee. The Kevlar strap shows no sign of wear yet.

 

The knee ascender I use with it is of the DIY variety. You can make one with a decent pull for as little as $35-40 depending on which chest ascender and bungee cord is used. 

 

IMG_2009_c.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why am I struggling to use this set up...?

 

Cant get the bloody things off the rope...Is there a sequence or what

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, NickinMids said:

Why am I struggling to use this set up...?

 

Cant get the bloody things off the rope...Is there a sequence or what

Take it off as the ascender is rising up the rope, if that makes sense

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.