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#1 JensSchroeder

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 10:40 AM

Anyone has a good screw solution for bend fixing thumb screw? My lower screw to fix the spring arm is always bending after a certain period of time. Thanks.
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#2 Thomas Crescenzo

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:29 AM

Hey Jens, Can you post a picture? Are you referring to the lower thumb screw on the socket block?


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#3 JensSchroeder

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 01:13 AM

Hey Thomas,

 

Thanks for your reply. By the way, your bushing adapters are so nice, I hardly want to use them so that they don't get scratches :-)) .

 

And yes, it's the lower thumb screw. The last screw I had to take out was heavily bend so that I teared off the head while trying to unscrew.

 

I don't know, maybe if I would find a tube with the suitable thread which I could use as a kind of bend protection'??

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#4 Matthias Biber

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:42 AM

Hi Jens,

is your carbon arm connected to the harness 90° ?
Walter Klassen makes a crossover block that orients the arm a bit down. That results in having the male and the female socketblock more parallel and the lower screw (which bends) can be shorter so it won´t bent.


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#5 JensSchroeder

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:01 PM

Thanks Matthias, good idea. Unfortunately I already have a special cross over block because my vest arm was build a little different. I have to check the degree of my cross over block..

Hi Jens,
is your carbon arm connected to the harness 90° ?
Walter Klassen makes a crossover block that orients the arm a bit down. That results in having the male and the female socketblock more parallel and the lower screw (which bends) can be shorter so it won´t bent.


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#6 Thomas Crescenzo

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:42 PM

Jens, Thanks for feedback on the bushings. Glad to hear you like them.

It sounds like you are already on to a good solution for the bending thumb screws by checking the angle of the carbon arm. Great call Matthias.

 

Let us know what you find out. 


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