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XL LW traction belts too long?

Unread postby 76chevy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:42 am

tried out my new sit and climb wide stand, it came with the xl belts

they were WAY too long for the small (about 10-12 inch tree) I tried to climb..thinking of cutting them off

most of the trees I will be climbing will be this size too, I was shocked the belt did not fit right

My old summit viper would have had no issue with a tree this size

anybody else had this problem or shortened the belts before??

I really don't want to buy 'new' shorter replacement belts for this stand which cost me close to $500 already!


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Re: XL LW traction belts too long?

Unread postby 76chevy » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:50 am

anybody every shorten the L/W belts ??
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Re: XL LW traction belts too long?

Unread postby PLB » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:07 am

I got the XL belts for mine too but I also have the standard which I plan on using mostly. The XL seem too long for the trees I climb. I had the standard on my hand climber too and climbed some big oak trees and never had an issue. I don't know about cutting them?? Doesn't seem like a good idea to me??
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Re: XL LW traction belts too long?

Unread postby GRUD » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:38 am

76, i am planning on ordering a set of XL belts, if you would be interested in trading for my standard ones PM me. They are a few years old but have had light use.

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Re: XL LW traction belts too long?

Unread postby 76chevy » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:43 am

Grud,

you have a deal there!

mine are brand new, been on a tree for 15 minutes

PM me and we can exchange adresses
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Re: XL LW traction belts too long?

Unread postby RaisedByWolves » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:55 am

i have had the standards for about 7 years on my hand climber and they served me well.....but i was thinking about picking up the XL's for some 22-24" diam oaks i would love to get in
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Re: XL LW traction belts too long?

Unread postby GRUD » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:17 am

76,

Ill pm you later, im not too far either. I do have some work scheduled down south so im sure we could meet up somewhere.

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