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 Post subject: Tramp strength
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:39 am 
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I've ordered a set of tramps. I note that the weight limit is 200 lbs, is there any way to strengthen this? My weight is about 240, and I'm wondering how I could get over to the Ama, or get in/out from a dock.


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 Post subject: Re: Tramp strength
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:24 pm 
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I think you are fine as is.

Watch this video, he mentions weight on the tramps.

https://youtu.be/cgLbiCjrywY?t=39


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 Post subject: Re: Tramp strength
PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:22 pm 
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Ian S wrote:
I've ordered a set of tramps. I note that the weight limit is 200 lbs, is there any way to strengthen this? My weight is about 240, and I'm wondering how I could get over to the Ama, or get in/out from a dock.


A haka bench if you're concerned.
https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic. ... start=1260


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 Post subject: Re: Tramp strength
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:09 am 
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I'm heavier than you and not had any problems, although I wouldn't recommend to stand in the middle of a tramp like you might on a bigger Tri - better to share your weight with a hand or two on an aka.


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 Post subject: Re: Tramp strength
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:49 am 
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Good Morning Lightweight. :D

I am over 270 and sat on them, lied down on them, and ,stepped on them, even at the dock. I too was concerned about the stated weight limit. Mine are fairly new, and I saw one post where the straps/buckles came off on someone and they replaced them with something stronger. I don't feel the material will give way.

One thing I have considered was to run webbing straps across the length of the tramp. I am also looking at the spine board HAKA.

What is more bothersome to me is that I can sink the ama if I am far out on the tramp.

Good luck.


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