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Offline zippyslug

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adjustable daisy buckles
« on: March 29, 2007, 09:06:16 am »
For those of you with adjustable daisies, can you tell me if the buckles used are the same as with tie down straps.

Not ever holding a "real" Yates adjustable before (only seen pics), I noticed that the cam buckles used look an awful lot like the ones used on load straps.  Being the creative type, I whipped up a pair after sacrificing some old tie downs.  They turned out pretty good and I'm sure they are good enough for body weight plus, but I just wonder if this cool?

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Re: adjustable daisy buckles
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2007, 09:46:07 am »
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They seem pretty similiar to me. There may be a difference in how aggressive the teeth are and how much cleanrance there is when you have the cam open. The teeth can have a dramatic effect on durability and the cam clearance or lack there of will be very evident when you get teh webbing folded over in the cam due to twisting. They Yates do this sometimes (through no fault of the daisy) and it's pretty easy to get a doubled up section freed, but I could see this being a huge pain if your webbing and buckle aren't proportionally sized. Also, the release button on the buckle should be somewhwat protected so that it won't easily get pressed up against the rock, particularly in corners. This would make for a very eye opening experience. Have fun with it though and cool that you're  making use of what you have. That's what aid climbing is all about. Enjoy!
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Re: adjustable daisy buckles
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2007, 10:08:25 am »
Yeah, I've noticed the little "button pressing issue" when a biner did it to me the first time I was playing with them on my home wall!  Sorta funky, but I'll just have to watch out for it.

So.... the webbing can get twisted/folded and it can jam up the cam feed.  Interesting.
I've read that this is one small issue with the adjustables; you have to keep an eye on the webbing twisting.  I'm hoping that the thicker webbing that I used (replacing the thin junk the tie down came with) should prevent a full-on doubling up; I just don't think there is enough room now.

Thanks for the insight.