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thanks for the input, i got a CT  assecnder and made one up, works great seems a lot smoother than a foot loop on a hand asscender. :)

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Here is my DIY version. Cheap ebay ascender + tripled bungee + an adjustable foot loop. Works good but surely would work better with a higher quality ascender. Bungee durability could be an issue, but this build has survived more than 10 climbs. I've though of adding some small pulleys to reduce wear and increase responsiveness; not sure if it would help...

 

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Can u give me the link to eBay? Your idea of cheap might differ from mine. Currently I am using a hand ascender in the same set up as you. Works ok but obviously bulky

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1 hour ago, Gaz-exRM said:

I knocked this up. It works fine.

 

Gaz

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Ps: If you want a dyneema tether I’ll make you one. Inbox me with your shin length. No cost !

 

Gaz

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Ps: If you want a dyneema tether I’ll make you one. Inbox me with your shin length. No cost !
 
Gaz
Looks good. Just after a croll or similar and I'll be making one of these also. You make your foot loop as well or just buy one?

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I use dyneema for the lot. The foot loop can be added. If your interested in testing a few ideas I have I’d appreciate it. I’m looking for a busy climber to put a few through some grief.

 

Gaz

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Something from Dirk Lingens 

110 cm of 6 mm rubber cord finished of with a twist, 45 cm 4 mm cord , petzl croll and a petzl ange s carabiner.

Optional with a small rigging ring , connected to side D.

don’t know if it’s any good just something i’ve read about.

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10 hours ago, billpierce said:
19 hours ago, Gaz-exRM said:
Ps: If you want a dyneema tether I’ll make you one. Inbox me with your shin length. No cost !
 
Gaz

Looks good. Just after a croll or similar and I'll be making one of these also. You make your foot loop as well or just buy one?

i made a seperate footloop from tough webbing and elastic sewn together with strong fishing braid, it works a treat but took me a whole evenning of sewing on the sofa! so afterwards i wondered whether it was worth the effort or not?

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