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mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jul 26, 2012, 2:06 AM
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Does anyone know the reason behind putting your handles inside of the suit?

Lack of good judgement?
reducing the drag to compensate for the extra Go-pro's Laugh

More "look at me".Wink

Sparky






normiss  (D 28356)

Jul 26, 2012, 8:17 AM
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Sounds like it turns it into a death suit.
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Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Jul 27, 2012, 9:37 AM
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Your one warning. Cut it out.




dorbie

Sep 25, 2012, 1:44 PM
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And?

This is the original factory mod to the suit, and how the handles worked in that mod. Perhaps doing away with access altogether is the thought in the instance shown in the OP's question.

Or perhaps the designer should re-think the mod entirely. Fixing a bad design with a bad idea is...well...bad.
Watch the video, it's showing that the reserve handle mod it is a death trap. A fine example of a "great" idea that just doesn't work and could kill someone.

Beyond this it seems to me like it is modifying TSO'd gear and a great illustration of why this it is illegal for unqualified idiots to do so.

Thank goodness zippers never fail either. I mean, once you find and grab the zipper tab your handle is hidden behind you can trust your life 100% to a zipper opening in a fraction of a second in 120 mph wind with fabric flapping away. Nobody has ever had a zipper jam on them!

AMAZING! Some people are determined to find ways to kill themselves.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Sep 25, 2012, 8:11 PM
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Thank goodness zippers never fail either. I mean, once you find and grab the zipper tab your handle is hidden behind you can trust your life 100% to a zipper opening in a fraction of a second in 120 mph wind with fabric flapping away. Nobody has ever had a zipper jam on them!


Do you want to bet your life on that? I have seen jumpsuit zippers jam on several occasions.

Sparky


pchapman  (D 1014)

Sep 25, 2012, 8:45 PM
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Dorbie would never, ever, in a million billion years use sarcasm to make a point.
But I just did. As he did.
So yes, dorbie is saying the same thing as you, that zippers fail.


(This post was edited by pchapman on Sep 25, 2012, 8:46 PM)


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Sep 26, 2012, 1:03 AM
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Dorbie would never, ever, in a million billion years use sarcasm to make a point.
But I just did. As he did.
So yes, dorbie is saying the same thing as you, that zippers fail.

I realized that after I hit the post key. When you have to much of the Goose things appear different. Sorry. TongueSmile

Sparky


FlyingPortagee  (A 64429)

Sep 26, 2012, 8:19 AM
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Looks like the guy behind him is holding a dummy M4 Rifle. Pointed right at the other guys face LOL. Regardless of if it's fake or real with no magazine...not supposed to point it at peoples faces Crazy Thats how that soldier with the hiccups got shot in the face. His buddy being stupid.


DocPop  (C License)

Sep 26, 2012, 1:21 PM
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Thank goodness zippers never fail either. I mean, once you find and grab the zipper tab your handle is hidden behind you can trust your life 100% to a zipper opening in a fraction of a second in 120 mph wind with fabric flapping away. Nobody has ever had a zipper jam on them!


Do you want to bet your life on that? I have seen jumpsuit zippers jam on several occasions.

Sparky


Whooooosh!


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Sep 26, 2012, 2:40 PM
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Thank goodness zippers never fail either. I mean, once you find and grab the zipper tab your handle is hidden behind you can trust your life 100% to a zipper opening in a fraction of a second in 120 mph wind with fabric flapping away. Nobody has ever had a zipper jam on them!


Do you want to bet your life on that? I have seen jumpsuit zippers jam on several occasions.

Sparky


Whooooosh!

Hey Whoooooosh, its already handled. Wink

Sparky


jumpwally  (D License)

Sep 27, 2012, 9:40 AM
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Whats the point in hiding handles in the first place ? Does the suit get that much more performance ? looks like"Crazy idiot works" to me...


JohnMitchell  (D 6462)

Sep 30, 2012, 9:06 AM
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It's all about the marketing necessity of wringing the last hypothetical ounce of performance out of a design. Enclosing as much of the harness as you can reduces drag, but at what cost? Well, you can no longer access you cutaway and reserve handles in an emergency. Not a consideration for a base rig, but bad news for a standard rig. Maybe that suit shouldn't be used out of an airplane with a standard rig.

I would never bet my life on a zipper working quickly. Unimpressed


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Sep 30, 2012, 8:18 PM
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Whats the point in hiding handles in the first place ? Does the suit get that much more performance ? looks like"Crazy idiot works" to me...

It reduces your radar signature. Wink

Sparky


dorbie

Oct 11, 2012, 3:18 PM
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Whats the point in hiding handles in the first place ? Does the suit get that much more performance ? looks like"Crazy idiot works" to me...

It reduces your radar signature. Wink

Sparky

It makes for a smoother crater.


skyjumpenfool  (Student)

Oct 11, 2012, 5:59 PM
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Whats the point in hiding handles in the first place ? Does the suit get that much more performance ? looks like"Crazy idiot works" to me...

It reduces your radar signature. Wink

Sparky

It makes for a smoother crater.

The chicks dig it!


cocheese  (D 24000)

Oct 11, 2012, 6:13 PM
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This hasn't caused any incidents yet, so it's as safe as a hoodie.TongueCrazy


skyjumpenfool  (Student)

Oct 12, 2012, 11:57 AM
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This hasn't caused any incidents yet, so it's as safe as a hoodie.TongueCrazy

That would make it as safe as riding the back seat on my ZX-11. I still would not recommend it??? Tongue


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