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    Sliding Toggle Part II..

    The other thread got me thinking, So I started to tinker with my own idea for a sliding toggle. The idea was to cut a slit into a piece of pipe, feed the webbing in to the pipe, around a toggle, then back out.. This toggle can slide freely up or down your tree strap. All you have to do is pull the inside toggle down, this frees up the webing inside the pipe, then either pull the tail of the tree strap to slide up, or just pull down to slide it down...


    I used some half inch aluminum pipe and an old arrow shaft to make the first one, I have since eliminated most of the outer pipe, I cut it in half first, then ground it down little by little and ended up with this.



    This is how you loop your suspension onto it.


    This was very easy and inexpensive to make, I used a dremel tool, pipe cutter and some sand papper.. So far It has held me, my girlfreind at the same time with out it slipping. I have not tested it out in wet conditions nor do I know its weight limits but I figured I would share this with everyone, perhaps see if it anyone has any ideas on how to improve on it..

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    Elegant design. I will definite copy this.

    Thanks

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    So essentially you created a cinch buckle big enough to lay the whoopie above the knot if I'm looking at that right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderlust78 View Post
    So essentially you created a cinch buckle big enough to lay the whoopie above the knot if I'm looking at that right.
    Never looked at it that way but yes, it would apear I did lol..

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    This is a very interesting idea.

    How easy is it to slide the webbing through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post
    This is a very interesting idea.

    How easy is it to slide the webbing through?
    Very, Just make sure you sand the edges of the slit real well and it slides... The original Idea did not slide as well as you could only pull the inner toggle so far before it pinched on the other side of the pipe. That, plus the weight savings led me to the final idea... Aslo if you feel that it still dosent not slide very well, just dremmel the slit bigger.. Im still tinkering with this idea, This was just merely proof of concept.

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    Nice, this is similar to the Dutch buckle. My issue with the Dutch buckle is that it is difficult to slide adjust on the strap, your's being round may solve this.

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    The more I look at this, the more I like it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgunred View Post
    Nice, this is similar to the Dutch buckle. My issue with the Dutch buckle is that it is difficult to slide adjust on the strap, your's being round may solve this.
    This is, in my opinion, a much improvement over items like the JRB tri-glide and Dutch Buckle and appears, like you say to be easier to adjust.

    Part of the difficulty with both of those items is you need to pinch the small portion of the webbing through the buckle or tri-glide and pull slack through and then slide to adjust. This was, for me, a big detractor for using both of these items.

    This design appears to do away with that difficulty but the user being able to pull on the toggle (which it appears can be more easily done even with gloved hands) to get the slack through then adjust.
    Last edited by Tendertoe; 02-15-2013 at 13:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post
    The more I look at this, the more I like it.
    Same. I'm loving these new suspension ideas coming around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post
    The more I look at this, the more I like it.



    This is, in my opinion, a much improvement over items like the JRB tri-glide and Dutch Buckle and appears, like you say to be easier to adjust.

    Part of the difficulty with both of those items is you need to pinch the small portion of the webbing through the buckle or tri-glide and pull slack through and then slide to adjust. This was, for me, a big detractor for using both of these items.

    This design appears to do away with that difficulty but the user being able to pull on the toggle (which it appears can be more easily done even with gloved hands) to get the slack through then adjust.
    Just tried it with gloves on, Just as easy as it is with out them..

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