Questions about saddle options...

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14 years 3 days ago #134699 by emlarge
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I would like to pick up a basic New Tribe saddle for my son to get introduced to climbing, but I'm not sure about some of the options. Could someone clarify the advantages of some of these options?
- Galvanized vs. Stainless Steel screw link?
- Delta or Pear?
- How preferable are the Extended Legstrap Pads?

Thanks for any information!

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14 years 2 days ago #134702 by greenluck
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A SS link would be a lot smoother to operate, probably strong and just looks cooler.

A pear would be nice and roomy for lots of stuff. The Delta can be loaded at three points.

You might consider the Net Tribe Basic Side D saddle. I find the side D's to be very helpful during climbs.

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14 years 2 days ago - 14 years 2 days ago #134706 by moss
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The plain steel delta that ships with an NT harness is very good, the default leg pads are fine as is. I facilitate a lot of climbs and that's what everyone climbs on young and old. Stainless, pear screwlink or extended leg pads for example make sense if you have a specific need for them: stainless steel if you climb in the tropics, pear if you climb SRT and have extra gear to attach to your harness tie-in point, or extended leg pads if you anticipate long hang times for doing rigging or other in-tree activities that require you to be legs/feet off the tree and on the harness for extended periods.

If your son has some growing to do there is more reason to go basic since you'll buying another harness in the near future.
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14 years 1 day ago #134707 by greenluck
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moss wrote:

If your son has some growing to do there is more reason to go basic since you'll buying another harness in the near future.
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Very true, something to keep in mind.

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