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    Canada European Beltpath Routing

    How much better is European beltpath routing? The posts I've read on it (on CarseatBlog and the [url=http://thecarseatlady.com/csladdressescr/]Carseat Lady[/ul]) present it as something that seems like a good idea intuitively rather than based on data. Are there any available crash test results that shows that it's actually better?

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    Re: European Beltpath Routing

    Cybex compared their seats test results with European vs standard baseless routing and the base with and without the load leg. As I recall the baseless install with Euro routing was better than the install with the base without the load leg in testing! The baseless install with standard routing was the worst performer.

    However, all of them exceeded the standard (as far as being better than the statutory numbers.) So really... it's icing on the cake as far as performance is concerned.

    I can tell you that I often have trouble installing baseless with standard routing, and the Euro routing option made baseless installs a cinch with my Aton.
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    I found quite a few back when I was really researching a convertible purchase...will post if I can find them again.

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