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Infinity chest rings

 


scotty_j  (B License)

May 14, 2012, 3:33 PM
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Infinity people ... what are your opinions on chest rings?
I've heard that VSE says they are unnecessary on the infinity, but have also heard from someone that has both that they make a big difference.


pchapman  (D 1014)

May 14, 2012, 4:27 PM
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I'm no expert, but it can depend on body shape too. Tall and skinny? Not as big a deal - MLW's run fairly straight down the body. If solid and shorter, MLW's have to curve a lot more around to the side of the body from up at the shoulders.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

May 14, 2012, 4:54 PM
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Hi scotty,

Some guys like redheads & some guys like blonds.

One thing I have noticed is that chest rings will put the ripcord & 3-ring handle further to the side of your body.

Just my $0.02,

JerryBaumchen


JumpeRod  (D 30804)

May 15, 2012, 2:38 AM
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I am 6' 1.5" - 185 pounds and own two Infinitys both with chest rings. I find that due to my broad shoulders the cut and fit with chest rings is extremely comfortable and form fitting. Other Infinity rigs that I have jumped that did not have chest rings but were still cut for similar size people (several and many times) are historically less comfortable and more restricting on my shoulders.

I find that being able to pull my shoulder straps nice and tight along my chest helps with rig shift during freeflying, especially back flying. I have also not experienced rig shift on my shoulders during tracking/atmonauti.

I have several friends who have been jumping Infinitys for years who are smaller people (5'6-5'10) and do not feel that chest rings are necessary and do not provide any benefit for people their size.

So yeah... there ya go Smile


tjm  (D 29733)

May 17, 2012, 2:49 PM
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In reply to:
I am 6' 1.5" - 185 pounds and own two Infinitys both with chest rings. I find that due to my broad shoulders the cut and fit with chest rings is extremely comfortable and form fitting. Other Infinity rigs that I have jumped that did not have chest rings but were still cut for similar size people (several and many times) are historically less comfortable and more restricting on my shoulders.

I find that being able to pull my shoulder straps nice and tight along my chest helps with rig shift during freeflying, especially back flying. I have also not experienced rig shift on my shoulders during tracking/atmonauti steep tracking.

I have several friends who have been jumping Infinitys for years who are smaller people (5'6-5'10) and do not feel that chest rings are necessary and do not provide any benefit for people their size.

So yeah... there ya go Smile

FIFYCool


Squeak  (E 1313)

May 17, 2012, 6:16 PM
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In reply to:
I am 6' 1.5" - 185 pounds and own two Infinitys both with chest rings. I find that due to my broad shoulders the cut and fit with chest rings is extremely comfortable and form fitting. Other Infinity rigs that I have jumped that did not have chest rings but were still cut for similar size people (several and many times) are historically less comfortable and more restricting on my shoulders.

I find that being able to pull my shoulder straps nice and tight along my chest helps with rig shift during freeflying, especially back flying. I have also not experienced rig shift on my shoulders during tracking/atmonauti steep tracking.

I have several friends who have been jumping Infinitys for years who are smaller people (5'6-5'10) and do not feel that chest rings are necessary and do not provide any benefit for people their size.

So yeah... there ya go Smile

FIFYCool
no you didnt, what you did was demonstrate how little you knowWink Atmos dont have to be steep



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