/ Harness leg loops undoing
Looks like he is just undoing the leg loops in the way they are designed to work, my Petzl harness does exactly the same thing.
This must be a troll. So what he's saying is buckles undo....if you undo them? I should do a video about my Peugeot the seat belts completely undo...if you press the little red button...it's a little known fault.
i like to tie a really tiny stopper not in pretty much everything ,,,
I suppose that's cheaper than condoms :-)
While I agree that this is a bit alarmist, however if somebody clips a crab to the leg loop for a prussik on an abseil there is a possibility of that happening. this can obviously be prevented by clipping above the buckle.
Just something to think about
Its not set up or fake.
If you pay close attention to the video you will see the buckle is an old style double back not a zip lock style buckle.
The potential problem with this is that when using a prussuk for abseil back up attached to leg loop, the krab has potential to completly undo the leg loop in the same way his fingers undo the leg loop in the video.
Black diomond have been told by harness owner as have BMC.
You take the douuble back out first.
If its doubled back it should be a solid unit that dosnt slide.
Zip lock buckles do the same but the tape is folded over and bartacked so they cant come completely undone.
its not alarmist its about a technical descussion about climbing equipment to raise awareness of an unlikely situation, but one with potential serious consequences.
In all honesty, if you are dumb enough to undo a leg loop the other leg loop and waist belt will be sufficient to keep you aloft (if uncomfortable).
As has been stated above this is a self double back buckle. NOT a zip lock.
It is possible to do this with a carabiner used for a back up prusik when abseiling and it has happened in real life with a serious accident only being avoided by the user keeping hold of the dead rope.
I have a BD self double back harness, my leg loops will loosen over the course of a long mountain day, or an evening at the wall. But never as much as shown in the video and I've never had any issues on abseils when using a prusik. When I notice it's lose I just tighten it back up again.
good to know those things will come undone after i double them back... ive been cutting the leg loops off mine each season, gets manky and quite expensive.
on a serious note.. i was thinking this was with the speed adjust buckles. call me old fashioned but speed adjust translate to speed release to me under certain (although unlikely) situations. When BD phased out the regular buckles in favour of SA, i grabbed one more old that should keep me happy for a while. I do have a harness with SA buckles and i will paranoidly check on them throughout the day.
I assumed it was the speed undo buckle and not the threadback. Not watched the video yet, but I was initially reminded of the Blue Ice(?) Harness that someone reported on a month or 3 ago..
Some time ago I found this
While researching my next harness.
Do BD have a disgruntled ex customer or ten out there?
Good work! I feel like I've just been Rickrolled :D
I used to have a harness with zip lock leg loops (not doubled back), can't remember who made it. I noticed several times that my ab prussik loosened the leg loop and on two occasions, undid it completely.
It's hardly a major drama (as suggested), but I tend to use fixed leg loop harnesses these days to avoid the faff. No matter how much kit I wear, I don't wear enough to make adjustable leg loops necessary, so I really don't see what the point is anymore.
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