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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
The place here in Santa Fe that made my last pair of tethers for me has now closed. Does anyone know of a source for purchasing tethers for the bi-ski?
post #2 of 10
I don't use a mono-ski, but for the sake of helping a brother out, I'm sure we could come up with something. What is the tether used for? How long does it need to be? Width? Any addt'l info would be greatly helpful.
post #3 of 10
Tethers are like Reins for a Horse. They are used to help guide a sit-ski down the mt. There is also a small harness to help load the sit-ski on chair lifts and secure to the chair. Might try http://www.sitski.com/index.htm
post #4 of 10
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Tethers are like Reins for a Horse. They are used to help guide a sit-ski down the mt. There is also a small harness to help load the sit-ski on chair lifts and secure to the chair. Might try http://www.sitski.com/index.htm
This makes sense. If the OP can't find pre-made tethers, I wonder how difficult it would be to source the materials and find a shop to make them.
post #5 of 10
It should not be a problem running down a Tether. Yeti ski or a number of other adaptive websites are on the Net with used and new equipment.
post #6 of 10
Check out Spokes N Motion's website, I"m sure Google will pull it right up. Any climbing shop should have rolls of nylon webbing that they can stitch loops into to make tethers.

Erik
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
You would think any climbing shop would make tethers, but the ones I have checked so far do not. I have not checked the REI here in town yet, so I might try them. I could buy the webbing, but I don't sew, and the sewing machine would probably have to be pretty heavy duty.
post #8 of 10
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It should not be a problem running down a Tether. Yeti ski or a number of other adaptive websites are on the Net with used and new equipment.
I have tried any and all websites, including adaptive, and have yet to find pre-made tethers. The gear seems to be for the skiiers, and not the instructors (tetherers). I'll keep searching.
post #9 of 10
A google search led me here: http://www.adaptivesports.org/page.cfm?pageid=5139

No idea if you can buy the tethers at that site, but they may be able to point you in the right direction.
post #10 of 10
See here : http://www.superlite.org/parts.html

Scroll down the page to where the bi-ski section is. They actually come with carabiners for 30$. Not too bad!

HTH,
Olografix
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