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(another...) quick Javelin sizing question.

 


brabzzz  (C 103268)

Aug 11, 2006, 5:21 AM
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I'm 6'2/3ish (probably a more than average amount of that in the legs) and ~180lb, so not exaclty a barrel chested rugby player.

Is a C18 odyssey gonna fit? What can i measure on me that'll help me determine this a bit better - what exactly does that 18 refer to?

Cheers for any tips!


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Aug 11, 2006, 7:26 AM
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The 18 refers to the main lift web measurement (MLW).

Take your height in inches, subtract your inseam (crotch to floor) in inches, subtract 20. The result will be what MLW Javelin will likely fit you.

Example - I'm 5'8" (68") with a 33" inseam. 68-33-20=15 - a 15" MLW should (and does) fit me.


brabzzz  (C 103268)

Aug 11, 2006, 4:09 PM
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Cheers of that - a handly little rule of thumb regarding the mlw! Smile


Zeemax

Aug 11, 2006, 5:19 PM
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you've pretty musch described the exact size that i am and i jump a Jav with a C18 harness, which was sized for me, so yes, it should fit like a glove Smile


Squeak  (E 1313)

Aug 11, 2006, 6:59 PM
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you've pretty musch described the exact size that i am and i jump a Jav with a C18 harness, which was sized for me, so yes, it should fit like a glove Smile
Be carefull with that.
I'm 5'9" and have a 21" lift web,, I have ducks disease though

AND LISA your legs are way too long girl, my iseam is 29" and I'm an inch taller than youLaughLaughLaugh


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riggermick  (D 17071)

Aug 12, 2006, 1:58 AM
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you've pretty musch described the exact size that i am and i jump a Jav with a C18 harness, which was sized for me, so yes, it should fit like a glove Smile
Be carefull with that.
I'm 5'9" and have a 21" lift web,, I have ducks disease though

AND LISA your legs are way too long girl, my iseam is 29" and I'm an inch taller than youLaughLaughLaugh




Does this mean that you, (gasp) A Woman is actually admitting that you are a "little" heavier than you are?
This can't be true, say it ain't so! Oh ,,,,you've shattered my vision of you!Frown Oh well! But hey, buy me a drink and we'll be back on track!!SlySlySlySly.

Mick.Wink


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 12, 2006, 7:59 AM
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The 18 refers to the main lift web measurement (MLW).

Take your height in inches, subtract your inseam (crotch to floor) in inches, subtract 20. The result will be what MLW Javelin will likely fit you.

Example - I'm 5'8" (68") with a 33" inseam. 68-33-20=15 - a 15" MLW should (and does) fit me.

*confused look*

I thought your MLW length was determined by the measurement from that "soft spot" (or "hole") at the bottm of your neck to one of your hip bones??

Or is it just different manufacturers do it differently??


(This post was edited by ZigZagMarquis on Aug 12, 2006, 8:00 AM)


riggermick  (D 17071)

Aug 12, 2006, 10:57 AM
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I thought your MLW length was determined by the measurement from that "soft spot" (or "hole") at the bottm of your neck to one of your hip bones??

Or is it just different manufacturers do it differently??






Exactly!!!


Mick.


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Aug 12, 2006, 2:51 PM
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I thought your MLW length was determined by the measurement from that "soft spot" (or "hole") at the bottm of your neck to one of your hip bones??

I've never worked in container manufacturing, so I don't know how they figure it out. I only know how I figured out roughly what size MLW would fit customers when I was selling used gear over the phone and/or internet.

The formula I gave above works great for getting a rough idea of what size MLW will fit someone. Doesn't work exactly for every body shape or every container manufacturer and it doesn't take leg strap or lateral length into account. But it's a good starting point for those looking for used rigs.


Squeak  (E 1313)

Aug 12, 2006, 11:40 PM
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you've pretty musch described the exact size that i am and i jump a Jav with a C18 harness, which was sized for me, so yes, it should fit like a glove Smile
Be carefull with that.
I'm 5'9" and have a 21" lift web,, I have ducks disease though

AND LISA your legs are way too long girl, my iseam is 29" and I'm an inch taller than youLaughLaughLaugh




Does this mean that you, (gasp) A Woman is actually admitting that you are a "little" heavier than you are?
This can't be true, say it ain't so! Oh ,,,,you've shattered my vision of you!Frown Oh well! But hey, buy me a drink and we'll be back on track!!SlySlySlySly.

Mick.Wink
Umm well I'm about to shatter your vision of me even more..I'M A DUDE not a girlLaughLaughLaughLaugh


riggermick  (D 17071)

Aug 13, 2006, 9:20 PM
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you've pretty musch described the exact size that i am and i jump a Jav with a C18 harness, which was sized for me, so yes, it should fit like a glove Smile
Be carefull with that.
I'm 5'9" and have a 21" lift web,, I have ducks disease though

AND LISA your legs are way too long girl, my iseam is 29" and I'm an inch taller than youLaughLaughLaugh




Does this mean that you, (gasp) A Woman is actually admitting that you are a "little" heavier than you are?
This can't be true, say it ain't so! Oh ,,,,you've shattered my vision of you!Frown Oh well! But hey, buy me a drink and we'll be back on track!!SlySlySlySly.

Mick.Wink
Umm well I'm about to shatter your vision of me even more..I'M A DUDE not a girlLaughLaughLaughLaugh




OH No!! Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (running away).


Sorry "dude" Always thought you were a chick! My badBlushBlush


Mick.


Squeak  (E 1313)

Aug 14, 2006, 1:26 AM
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LaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Aug 14, 2006, 11:06 PM
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Umm well I'm about to shatter your vision of me even more..I'M A DUDE not a girl

Don't believe everything you read on the internet.Smile



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