Taping Your Seat Board
Did you know that your seat board can act like a saw? The motion
of sliding into your seat and weight shifting can cause the rough
edges of the seat board to abrade the inside of your harness. Taping
your seat board covers the rough edges with a smooth slick surface.
Your harness will have either a wood or fiber board seat. Pay extra
attention to the fiber board seat as the edges can be very abrasive!
Start wiggling the seat board lose from the rear edge. You'll find
that the legs straps go from the top, around the back and under
neither the seat. Check for wear at the point where the leg straps
bend around the edge of the seat. A little fuzziness of the leg
strap webbing is normal. However, if the webbing is cut or damaged
seek expert help! Look around inside the pocket you have removed
the seat board from. Is there any wear?
Move the leg straps off to one side to remove the seat board
Get some nice big, fat, slick tape. Tape around the edges.
Slide the seat board back in.
Put the leg straps back into position and continue to slide the
Great! You're finished.
Remember, It's up to you to maintain your equipment. Treat it well.