Are we talking about sliding spreader set up (waves) or something with a hook?
Sliding is pretty simple but you really have to dial in the ergonomics to get the benefit. Dakine spreader, hack saw (or not), thick dynema and an SS ring. Posted pics of mine ages ago with a dedicated bar w/ shackle. Played with it enough now to have the lenght of line figured out to my liking and definitely needed to go the much shorter shackle set up to keep it all in my comfort zone. If the line is too short the ring will slide abruptly. Ergonomics are pretty key to make this kind of thing work for you as it all gets a little mushier in feel with a slider. If its out of reach as well its just less fun than the status quo fixed hook.
As a side note: I took some flack from a Dynabar rep when posting my version and he claimed he was sending a comercial version for comparison and review........As expected, it never arrived.
Problem is the Cabrinha CLs don't "undo" so I can't use the ring idea...
I've thought about ditching the spreader bar pad (which is part of the problem) but wondered what to do with the clip...
Check this out. The bar is made by Ride Engine, and I added the carabiner with the belaying pulley because I also use a Cabrinha bar. I have been using this setup all season, works really nice and never rides up.
joe_mgh wrote:I'm not convinced that you need the roller. Caribiners are designed to have rope run through them and it's only one more thing to clog with sand and salt.
I don't think it's a matter of need it certainly reduces wear on the rope, after a seasons use my rope is still pristine. Easy to replace so do I need it...? No... Is there a benefit? Yes. Mine has never stopped turning but the screw that holds the bearings in place is showing some corrosion. I think I will clean it out and push some grease in there. Either option works great if you are not unhooking. I applaud your innovation in retrofitting for your needs.