Skedco now offers a complete conversion kit that includes six patented AustriAlpin Cobra™ quick release buckles. These lightweight aluminum side-release buckles are dependable and strong enough to meet the needs of securing a patient into a Sked® stretcher without the danger of breakage. The buckles are rated at 3,000 lbs. and are difficult to release while under tension. By using the Cobra buckle system, you will no longer have to weave the webbing through the buckles when packaging a patient, therefore patient packaging is often done in about half of the time as when using the original steel buckles. The Cobra buckle straps girth-hitch onto the Sked stretcher for quick and easy installation.