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12bhi

Mar 10, 2003, 10:01 AM
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  Is it ok if the leg straps on my rig dont fit real
tight?They fit flush against my legs with the straps
pulled all the way,but not tight....The harness is
a b-15 with lateral 22, leg pad 23...I'm 5'3" 115 lbs.
I was told that this harness size would work for me,
but I would like to here some other opinions.I'm
new at this,and already I can tell that I'm going to be
really anal when it comes to my gear,so if you all
can bare with the hopefully intelligent and sometimes
stupid questions that I've been posting I'd be grateful...You guys have been great...Thanks Jason


rhino  (D 22500)

Mar 10, 2003, 10:04 AM
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I like my leg straps very tight...


Premier wmw999  (D 6296)

Mar 10, 2003, 10:08 AM
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If you just can't pull them uncomfortably tight, they're fine. If you can get your whole hand in between the legstrap and your leg without pushing, then it's probably too loose.

Get a local instructor who's good at making sure the gear fits right to check it. Also, changing the leg pad to make it shorter, so the leg straps can be tightened up more, shouldn't be a hugely costly proposition.

Wendy W.


dkpbxman  (D 16718)

Mar 10, 2003, 10:25 AM
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If the legstraps are just barely tight enough when pulled all the way-they're too big. You want them as tight as possible (without being uncomfortable, of course). Some modern canopies, especially the high performance ones, are very receptive to "leg stap" input, you can actually steer some of them with only the legstraps. Opening shock is amplified by loose straps. Also, what if you lose weight? Check into getting the pads re-sized.


hookitt  (D License)

Mar 10, 2003, 12:04 PM
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The leg pads can be shortened to allow for a tighter fight. The Straps themselves will remain the same.
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rigging65  (D 21921)

Mar 10, 2003, 2:00 PM
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The leg pads can be shortened to allow for a tighter fight. The Straps themselves will remain the same

That's an easy fix, about an hours worth of work at any good shop....



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