The V-Bridle

The V-Bridle

When a vehicle has a 'center mounted' winch on its front bumper, the front bumper attachment points are usually pushed out to either side of the winch.  These off-center attachment points are not great for individual use when using a Kinetic Rope, as they can asymmetrically load the frame when yanked on.  The solution?  A V-Bridle!  There are several ways to form a V-bridle.  One way is to use two shorter ~10' slings (like winch line extensions or 10' flat straps such as tree savers, one on each side).  Another method is to use a single ~20' sling (like a winch line extension), with each eye attached to one of the two connection points.  When using two shorter slings, each sling should be sized such that it can handle the full load, should the load shift to one side or the other.  V-Bridles can be built using components (winch line extension, tree savers, etc) that are useful for other winching and kinetic rope applications, and having components that serve more than one purpose can reduce the overall number of components you need.  And of course we sell may components that are ideally suited for this purpose.  V-Bridle capability is one of the most useful configurations you can build into your recovery kit inventory!