I recently acquired a used Duplex Lite frame. I would guess this frame to be a year old, two years max.Does anyone know, if it could be the difference between the lite frame and the ultralight maybe? From what I understand, I have the lite frame, but I can see how a guy could get them mixed up maybe.
I found it strange that they’d use an arrow shaft as well. When I emailed Kifaru, they didn’t seem alarmed and offered to send me the part, but the dimensions of the broken shaft (ID and OD) were exact same as old carbon arrow shaft I had sitting here, so I just fixed it myself.
I would have automaticity used that cross bar as a handle as well, if I didn’t know what I know. I do know of one other person who broke the cross brace by weighing his full pack by the brace as well. Something to keep in mind I suppose.
After the first run of frames with carbon arrow shafts for cross members they quickly switched to the composite stay material instead of arrows. Only early run frames will have the arrow cross members. Totally agree, I can’t see why they dropped the upper attachment point but I’ve also never asked anybody at Kifaru about it. They might have a good reason for it.Man I use that “handle” all the time and have never had any problems. Maybe they changed what it’s made of?
Are you sure you have the light frame and not the ultralight? The light frame should have all of the attachment points the duplex hunter had...mine does anyway. The ultralight does have fewer attachment points so I wonder if whoever sold you that frame miscommunicated what you were buying?I recently acquired a used Duplex Lite frame. I would guess this frame to be a year old, two years max.
The cross bar support seems to made of the composite stay material. At least, it is maybe 3/4" wide square material.
I have no idea is the ultra lite version uses an arrow stay instead.
The real issue with these newer lite/ultra lite frames is why the **** did they get rid of the mid level attachment points!!!!! Makes zero sense...
100% sure. I have owned numerous kifaru frames over the years, including the original duplex, the hunter, tactical, and this new lite. The attachments I am talking about are on the back of the frame. One of the packs I use is a cargo panel. The upper attachment points on the tactical/hunter/original allow for attaching the panel higher up the back than what the lite allows. I also use those points to attach a grab it I use as a meat shelf sometimes as well. I like the option of being able to attach weight higher up on the frame. It is also where I prefer to hook the meat shelf on the reckoning as well. The lite and ultra lite do not have those upper attachments on the back. They only have the attachments on the bottom of the frame. I was not referring to the tab loops on the side of the frame.Are you sure you have the light frame and not the ultralight? The light frame should have all of the attachment points the duplex hunter had...mine does anyway. The ultralight does have fewer attachment points so I wonder if whoever sold you that frame miscommunicated what you were buying?