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Re: Thumb Strap Leather

Well that's great that you stopped using thumb straps.. 30 years ago.. Geez I have to catch up to you. lol

I fixed the straps.. Shortened them up punched in 2 holes and used Chicago Screws to install..
They were stretched quite a bit... Work great now.. Did my D and C box

Re: Thumb Strap Leather

Most leather I've seen used on thumb straps is cheap leather of varying degrees. The best leather I've found for not stretching, longevity, and suppleness is bridle and latigo, all made for horse tack. I also like to use slightly thicker than normal straps. It feels a bit weird at first but they break in quickly and then feel very secure to me.

Re: Thumb Strap Leather

Bryan Lafleur
Most leather I\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve seen used on thumb straps is cheap leather of varying degrees. The best leather I\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve found for not stretching, longevity, and suppleness is bridle and latigo, all made for horse tack. I also like to use slightly thicker than normal straps. It feels a bit weird at first but they break in quickly and then feel very secure to me.
Thanks for the tip..


The strap that is on there I got from Charlie at CGM it stretched .

My thumb is getting a bit chaffed from the sharp edge of the Velcro I put on.. It does work pretty good no stretch yet but I presume will take a while. By then tho my thumb will be raw … ;-)

I have a couple of Tack shops here... Can you give me the name of make of bridle that you use for the thumb strap.. Tack shop here has a gazillion different makes..

tnx

Re: Thumb Strap Leather

I cut my own. Ask if they have pieces. Latigo is probably the best for being supple and will stretch the least. It's the leather they use on the cinch strap. You need 7/8 or 1". I usually use 1". Most you buy is real thin. I like using thicker, like 8 ounce. It feels bulky for a bit but breaks in and feels very secure.

Re: Thumb Strap Leather

Bryan Lafleur
I cut my own. Ask if they have pieces. Latigo is probably the best for being supple and will stretch the least. It's the leather they use on the cinch strap. You need 7/8 or 1". I usually use 1". Most you buy is real thin. I like using thicker, like 8 ounce. It feels bulky for a bit but breaks in and feels very secure.
Hi Bryan

Well thanks for that I just ordered some get in couple of weeks..

I ordered Latigo 1 inch 8-9 ounce which the girl said was about 1/8 thick..

tnx again



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