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MANUALS FOR EXPERT TOOLS

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User Manual CRAMPLIFIER

 

IMPORTANT:
Training these steps at home is an absolute must – and crucial for making sure you return home safely. Losing a crampon is not an option.

1. Check left & right

The rubber tapes in the heel area indicate left and right.
Start with the according side of the crampon.

2. Pass through the heel bail

3. Mount

Step onto the plate and into the crampon’s toe bail/basket.

Make sure the plate is in a neutral position.

Close the heel bail. If you feel significantly more resistance, check the plate’s position again!

Secure your crampon’s binding as usual.

4. Check

Before you start your ascent, double-check the right position of the plates – and most importantly – of the crampon.

– Are the heel bail and front bail in the correct positions and sitting tightly?
– Is the plate in a neutral position between sole and crampon?
– The crampon’s front bail should be within the plate’s U-shape (between the two ‚noses‘).

Keep checking this regularly during your ascent, just like you should regularly check your crampons’ perfect fit.

5. Beware

Beware of the plates‘ slick surfaces!

You’ll appreciate them as they will let heavy snow slide off them when lifting your feet. At the same time, slipping can be a danger if you forget about this while traversing or descending.

6. Dismount

After dismounting, double-check the crampon’s perfect fit on your boot before heading into exposed terrain!

7. Maintenance

Fraying and dents in the plates‘ edges can be trimmed with a metal file.

User Manual SAUCER

 

IMPORTANT:
Training these steps at home is an absolute must – and crucial for making sure you return home safely.

Don’t risk slipping due to an improperly mounted plate!

1. Check left & right

The ‘r’ and ‘l’ on the straps indicate left and right.

2. Prepare

Check if the length of the cord loops is correct.

Adjust if needed by changing the knots’ positions.

Make sure the cords are intact.

Replace cords if needed.

We recommend using a 4mm semi-static cord with a Dyneema core.

(We recommend carrying a set of spare cords in your backpack’s emergency kit. They can also come in handy for threading an Abalakov sling.)

3. Mount

Mount the crampons onto your boots first.

The strap’s end goes across your boot’s instep, through the opposite cord loop, back across the instep and through the buckle.

Experiment with the ideal tension.
Unless you’re in a rage, you won’t rip the strap apart with one hand.
Their tensile strength is about 115kg…

4. Double-check

Before you start your ascent, double-check the right position of the plates.

Are the plates in the correct positions and sitting tightly?

Is there no interference between crampon and plate or between crampon and cord that could either damage the material or – even worse – compromise the crampon’s ability to grip in snow or ice?

Keep checking this regularly during your ascent, just as you should regularly check your crampons’ perfect fit.

make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!

5. Beware

Beware of the plates‘ slick surfaces!

You’ll appreciate them as they will let heavy snow slide off them when lifting your feet. At the same time, slipping can be a danger if you forget about this while traversing or descending.

6. Dismount

After dismounting, double-check the crampon’s perfect fit on your boot before heading into exposed terrain!

7. Maintenance

Replace dyneema cord as soon as its sheath is worn.

Fraying and dents in the plates‘ edges can be trimmed with a metal file.

Manual for the replacement of SAUCER’s cords

 

1. Remove worn cord

Cut and remove worn cord only on the first plate.

Use the second plate in the original state as a reference.

2. Insert new cord

Top to bottom.

The two ends should meet on the perpendicular bisector of the ‘U’ shape of the plate.

make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!

3. Traverse first side & tie it off

Tie the knot without pulling the cord into an uncentered position.

But keep it close to the plate.

make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!

4. Prepare loose knot & thread end through plate

Don’t tighten this knot yet.

make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!

5. Tie off the other end – this one likes some tension!

Prepare the knot so that there is no slack cord left.

Hold the cord as close to the hole as possible.

Bend the plate with your enormous stomper-leg-press. 

Pull in the according amount of cord and gently tie it off.

Let go your press. The plate should tighten the knot by flattening out again.

make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!
make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!
make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!

6. Repeat step 4 (lose knot)

Both ends should now be underneath the plate.

make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!

7. Cross over twice

Both ends should now be on the top side of the plate.

make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!

8. Tie off both ends & tighten

Leave about a thumb to an index finger’s width of cord behind the knots.

This is your margin to determine the two cord loops’ (bridges’) size.

make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!

9. Tighten the remaining two knots – again under tension

Repeat the leg press trick of step 5.

Make sure the cords are neighter too tight (arching plate), nor loose.

For an average pair of ski boots, the cord loops should rise about 7cm from the plates when pulling on them.

make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!
make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!

10. Mount the No-Heli-Strap

A small riddle to finish with – you’ll find out how to position the strap.

(If not, look at your other plate and mirror.)

IMPORTANT: Pull the strap tight – otherwise the Auftriib logo won’t be visible!

Et voilà, le fresh powder escalateur.

make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!
make sure there is no interference between your crampon and the plate (including the cords)!