Aug 21, 2012, 6:18 PM
Post #1 of 15
Lead packaging for weight belts?
I need a weight belt. There is a couple available at my local gear store with out weights. I picked up a 25lb bag of shotgun lead, as this seemed a lot cheaper then paying for weights from a skydive store. I just need something to package it with, within the belt itself.
Also are the weight belts typically used by RW flyers suitable to carry 25lbs? maybe i need 2?
Aug 21, 2012, 8:40 PM
Post #2 of 15
Re: [SRI85] Lead packaging for weight belts?
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I make mine by putting 1, 2, or 3 lb of shot in a plastic sandwich baggie, then putting it inside some cordura I sew into the piece of weight. Be sure to make your cordura holders a little bigger than you think, because even in the baggies the shot likes to move around and make it a pain to sew.
BTW, if you're not already decent with a sewing maching, you might wanna have your rigger make the weights for you. They're remarkably harder than you might expect.
Sep 6, 2012, 7:16 AM
Post #13 of 15
Re: [ianmdrennan] Lead packaging for weight belts?
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I purchase a DeepSeed Deluxe Weightbelt.......super comfy and exceptionally well built. Only problem I have was that I could only max it out at 12lbs. While for now is more than enough, but for future competition I'll need as much as I can get without having to use 2 weight belts.
Smaller lead shot vs size = more weight per pouch correct? Might just have too large size of lead shot as well.
edit to add: Found out best ratio is to mix and match different sizes for highest density. Any mathematics wiz like to please calculate that for me?
(This post was edited by mchamp on Sep 6, 2012, 9:35 AM)