The Bashlin Patriot Wood Pole Fall Restriction Device is the most innovative, easy-to-use device of its kind currently on the market, according to the company. Independent ergonomic comparison testing was performed by a certified ergonomist with a comprehensive background in utility ergonomics. This side-by-side testing showed that the Patriot offers significant ergonomic benefits. At 3.5 pounds, the Patriot is lighter than other fall-restricting devices and reduces overall muscle effort while climbing. The fixed handles minimize wrist deviation and encourage a more neutral wrist position. The Patriot also minimizes stress on the arms and shoulders and can help reduce repetitive motion strains associated with wood pole climbing. The outer rope and the rollers on the inner rope minimize surface area on the pole and lessen pole drag when climbing and descending both new and old poles. The Bashlin Patriot’s lightweight, ergonomic design also eases stress on the upper body by allowing classically proven climbing techniques. The device can be easily configured for left- or right-handed users and is available for both distribution (76PAT) and transmission (76PAT-T) applications. Watch the video at www.bashlinpatriot.com.