July 2011 Issue

More Tiedowns: Abe’s In a Walk

Storm Force’s angle-iron-and-pin design bests The Claw—but only in favorable soil. Abe’s plate-and-cable design leaves everything else for dead.

Just as we thought we had put portable tiedown tests snugly to bed, along come two companies who said..sorry, but you forgot us. Following our review of tiedown performance during last April’s tornado at Sun ‘n Fun, we’re looking at two products that claim to be the best. (But only one really is.) We bought a set of Storm Force tiedowns and a company called Abe’s Aviation sent us a sample kit of its product, one of the most highly engineered products we’ve seen to date. Into this mix, we made up a set of steel rod anchors of the sort we saw used in the JAARs and Diamond Aircraft booths to see how they would fare.

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