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Last Post 10/13/2014 11:53 AM by  pondman
CougarPaws vs. Felt Waders
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John Millstead
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10/08/2014 1:20 AM

    Does anyone know if wading boots with felt bottoms work as good as Cougar Paws?

    Thanks,

    John

     

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    pondman
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    10/11/2014 11:19 PM

    Not sure, but why don't you make a pair, climb a two story 12/12 pitch and do an analyses between the two.

    Oh, and I'm sure you might win $100,000 if you set up a video camera and film it. Just have the next of kin send it to Americas Funniest Videos. 

    Yes that was extremely sarcastic on my end. But why cut corners when your life and lively hood are at stake. 

    Cougar Paws = $100.00 replacement paws = $20.00

    Is your life not worth that, or do you wanna go cheap?

    Good luck out there John.....but REALLY ??????

    Give them what they want, when they want it, and how they want it !
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    Catsvstrained
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    10/13/2014 8:50 AM
    Actually John, yhis is a very good question that does indeed have an answer. I am both a claims adjuster and a fly fisherman who ten plus years ago now sought the answer to the same question. The answer I learned was that the properties of felt provide traction on slimey wet surfaces but do very little for providing traction on granular surfaced asphalt shingle surfaces. Cougar Paw pads function in the reverse order as a cleated shoe whereby the pad acts as the turf that the granulars dig into to provide traction beyond that of an 8/12 which is the pitch where most rubber sole shoes quit working. Felt sole wader type boots provide about as much traction as a leather sole shoe which in fact are a very poor choice to inspect pitched roofs with.
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    Keep in mind that Cougar Paws should be seen and used as an efficiency tool and not viewed as fall protection or a safety type tool as more than 75% of all Property Adjuster Falls are ladder related involving a destabilization caused by ladder "kick-out" or "lateral slippage along the eave". In terms of fall protection equipment, a $68 Ladder Max ladder stabillizer will without a doubt provide you the greatest return on your fall protection dollar investment.
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    pondman
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    10/13/2014 11:53 AM

    Don't forget the $2.98 bungee cord. 

    Give them what they want, when they want it, and how they want it !
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