Quick Release Tie Down
- Particle is the only light duty tie down you'll ever need. Perfect for camping, transporting small goods on your motorcycle or bike, or even temporarily securing things around the house. It's a quick-release tie down that uses 550 cord (parachute cord). The trigger uses cam buckle geometry with a spring so you can pull on the rope to quickly tighten the slack on the rope to secure your load, then push up on the trigger to instantly release the tension.
- This project came to me as the functioning prototype that you see at the upper left (metal prototype). I was to transform it to a product for the outdoor market. I explored a variety of forms ranging from mechanical to organic. I headed in a direction that combined the two. Organic “talon” like overall form with hard chamfered edges. The body texture is functional as grip for the hand, especially in wet conditions.Details: Delrin body, two stamped steel hooks with spring steelkeepers, cast zinc trigger, knurled aluminum inner wheel.It's got a working load limit of 75 lbs, and a break strength of 150 lbs. It's for sale at www.tailgatertiedowns.com .