Hi gang- I've done some reading on srt vs ddrt and there are a bunch of posts that say don't touch srt until you're comfortable w/ ddrt. Why is this? Great site here I've found it HIGHLY educational. I'm a complete newb and did my first "low ascent" yesterday in my back yard. My goal is to do light pruning (anything I can do w/ no rigging) of some old oaks on our property. I'm practicing low w/ 9mm sterling accessory cord. No i'm not crazy or stupid I've already order a 120' hunk of arbor plex. I've heard mixed reviews of the arbor plex but hey, i'm only going to use it at most a handfuls of times/year and for $70 and treestuff's 10% off code I couldn't resist. As I said my first "ascent" was yesterday about 20' and it was srt w/ -blakes (no split tail but I like the idea) -a diy foot loop -swiss seat + black diamond screwgate Yes the swiss seat sucked but I thought the setup was pretty straight forward. Foot loop was crucial as i tried locking first and didn't like it. lazy maybe (but i don't think so)? Also, Any suggestions for a cheap harness for a person in my situation? I don't want to spend $ on a pro harness for a few times/year. *disclaimer, i'm only pruning trees in my back yard that have no clearance issues. I have 3 trees in the front over the house and power lines that pros will do. Thanks for reading!