I just wanted to know what you guys replace your ladder stick straps with once they get old and frayed? Ive got a set of gorilla sticks that have the straps sewn onto the stick itself. Gorilla seemingly does not offer a replacement strap and will not even answer my emails on the subject matter. Im the type of guy that likes to keep things as close to origional as possible although i realize that the only way i can make them as origional would be to have someone who can sew put a new set of straps on for me. Id like to find another set of cinch straps or ratchet straps without the hooks on the ends. The kind that just have the nylon loops sewn at the end so i can just tie them onto the stick itself. JUst wanted to hear what you guys had to say. Thanks.
Its a ratchet strap that doesnt have the metal hooks at the ends. Instead it has the nylon strap folded over and sewn into about a 3-4" loop. Theyre really nice man i just cant find any that are made that way. Just wanted to know if anyone else has faced this dilema yet.
Gorilla seemingly does not offer a replacement strap and will not even answer my emails on the subject matter.
I'd say two reasons for that...
First, they probably want to sell you a whole new set of sticks.
Probably as important, or MORE important, is liability.
If somebody replaces the straps, then comes crashing down a tree due to failure, Gorilla is NOT going to be answering questions in court about "why". They'll simply stand by their position of "We don't advise or condone replacing straps under any circumstances, supported by us not selling them or advising how to do it".
I'm able to take my straps off. There is enough room in the hook to slide it out. Anyway, lost one strap on the way in to put a stand up this weekend and just used an extra ratchet strap. Not as easy as the cinch straps, but you can by those anywhere pretty cheap.
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Just wanted to update you guys on this post. I received an email from Gorilla a while back telling me that they had the replacement straps that i needed and i just needed to call customer service. I called and ordered the straps. I was a little nervous about doing it because the customer service guy didnt give very good detail of how the straps connect to the stand. I thought i was going to have to sew the strap to the stand or wrap it around it or something. All the guy would say is that once i got them, i would see that they are exactly what i needed. Well i got the replacement straps and he was right. The straps i was replacing are sewn directly to the bracket that straddles the tree. Here the replacement comes with a whole new bracket. I got 4 replacement straps with new brackets for 20 bucks. I didnt think that was bad at all, especially considering the sticks were given to me by a friend last year because he didnt want to go the ratchet strap route to replace the straps.