Jun 8, 2012, 10:29 PM
Post #1 of 8
Recommended Leg Strap Tension
Hi guys, I have recently acquired a new container made for my measurements. the measurements were carefully taken with jeans and t-shirt on, I normally jump with this.
I received the container and when i tighten the leg straps as far as they go It doesn't feel as tight as my last rig. My last rig I could be very heavy handed with and tighten he leg straps to damn tight, i.e. the point where you cannot get a finger between the strap and my leg, I even used to have an issue with getting a single point restraint on in the plane it was so tight.
I guess I was just paranoid or enjoyed the secure feeling. The new container straps do up quite firm and it does not feel like I would fall out or anything serious, I am just curious what the recommended tension is.
Is it As tight as you can go just before cutting off circulation or tight enough so you can fit a finger between the strap and your leg?
Jun 14, 2012, 7:49 AM
Post #7 of 8
Re: [BIGUN] Recommended Leg Strap Tension
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What Sparky said.
Per chance, are you a former military jumper who's crossed over?
If so... it doesn't have to be that tight.
Thats me for sure. I remember being told to have them super tight so you did not get anything important slipping under them. I suppose it made me paranoid because i keep mine much tighter than my friends.
ive always assumed they did not take the importance of it being tight as serious as me. your comment makes me think maybe i am being overly cautious.
Why does it not have to be as tight as in the military? i assume it has to do with either the rigging is different, i dont remember it was 20yrs ago. Or the Sgt's just over emphasized the importance so we listened.
Jun 14, 2012, 9:05 AM
Post #8 of 8
Re: [weekender] Recommended Leg Strap Tension
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... Why does it not have to be as tight as in the military? I assume it has to do with either the rigging is different, I don't remember it was 20 years ago. Or the Sgt's just over emphasized the importance so we listened.
What? A sgt. over-emphaising a point??? Surely you jest!
Seriously, most military training is about screening .. to decide who is tough enough for combat.
For example, the Canadian Army Basic Parachutist (static-line) Course required two week of push-ups and two days of jumping. Guess which skill I learned more about? Guess why my (parade uniform) jacket never fit properly afterwards? Hah! Hah!
If you actually learn anything (at a military school), it is often an awkward by-product. I hate to remember how many times I have arrived at a squadron and been told to forget everything you heard at the school", because "We don't it that way at the squadron." Hah! Hah!