3 Days Ago
This idea's been floating about in my mind for decades, including a few failed pro typing attempts over the years.
Simple cinching's not the challenge, it's the letting go, combined with maintaining strap stiffness that makes upward progress possible.
Staring at my old abandoned telescoping tube palm stepper prototype's springs, with canibalistic intent, a far more simple, choke, let go, remain stiff, solution popped into being, one set of gaffs and a lanyard, up to a foot of circumferential adjustability, wash fans, filiferas, cocos etc.
Stainless steel aircraft cable, much like a wire core lanyard, springs, steel washers, rubber washers, a cable winding mechanism, and voila!
Palm climbing gaffs!
Gonna punch out one inch square rubber washers from old tires!
The tighter the springs, the stiffer the choke ring goin upward!
We don't need no stinkin buckets!