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    Hi HOI, I think Just Jeff was using that method up at Mt. Rogers. Did you get a look at his setup there? Thanks, btw.

    Originally Posted by speyguy:
    I just know that the way they may have been intended for use was not for me. YMMV.
    I hear ya. Seems like everyone has different setups going on these days. It's all good.


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    One thought I had wrt using the Tri-Glides was that threading the strap though the TG would be easier with a diagonal cut on the end of the strap - however not actually having seen these TGs I am unsure how difficult it is to thread without the diagonal cut - what is the opinion of the folks who have these TGs already?

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    I've had no trouble doubling up the straps (out, around the tree, back through) in the tg's, even without a diagonal cut.


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    a diagonal cut on the end of the webbing makes threading any buckle like that easier.
    i cut & heat all my pack straps at an angle for that reason.
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    diag cut

    Quote Originally Posted by Hog On Ice View Post
    One thought I had wrt using the Tri-Glides was that threading the strap though the TG would be easier with a diagonal cut on the end of the strap - however not actually having seen these TGs I am unsure how difficult it is to thread without the diagonal cut - what is the opinion of the folks who have these TGs already?
    Yep, that occurred to me last time I set up in cold temps. was not an issue warm. Thanks for reminding me to do this.

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    HOI, et al,

    A diagonal cut on the end definately make treading the running end of the strap easier.

    Now how to cut.... preferably use a hot pressure cut.... second preference is use a hot knife to cut.... last preference is to cut, then singe the edge with a flame (this approch seals the webbing but often leaves "bulb of hot melt". So use just enough heat and don't over do if you take this approach.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    I'm not sure who sharpens your knives, but I keep mine sharp enough to do repeated push cuts...so I'm afraid the anaology falls down on that point.
    Sounds like you keep them sharp enough to split hairs!

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    I have the Tri-Glides and really like them. Switched to using webbing over the old tried and true over and under knot. Either way is terrific but the webbing makes things a bit easier so far. Fun to have all these options!
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    The Tri-Glides seem to have been out for a while. For those who are using them as per the instructions, how many wraps around the tree with your straps? I'm wondering about slippage if the strap is only run around the tree and back to the Tri-Glide as shown in the pictures in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    For those who are using them as per the instructions, how many wraps around the tree with your straps? I'm wondering about slippage if the strap is only run around the tree and back to the Tri-Glide as shown in the pictures in this thread.
    In every situation that I've used webbing, just once around the tree is sufficient, as shown in the pics. There's no need to wrap the tree multiple times.
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