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girthy  (B License)

Sep 12, 2012, 3:01 PM
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I ordered my V3 a few months ago. I had a rigger measure me and order it. Its supposed to be complete in December. Today i double checked the measurements, and all the measurements seem a bit large. Waist, chest, torso, and leg strap are all a bit big some measurements by 2" over what i measured. Is this normal in case of jumping in cooler weather? or was this done incorrectly? Im going to call friday and question it, but wanted some insight first.


theonlyski  (D License)

Sep 12, 2012, 3:49 PM
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I ordered my V3 a few months ago. I had a rigger measure me and order it. Its supposed to be complete in December. Today i double checked the measurements, and all the measurements seem a bit large. Waist, chest, torso, and leg strap are all a bit big some measurements by 2" over what i measured. Is this normal in case of jumping in cooler weather? or was this done incorrectly? Im going to call friday and question it, but wanted some insight first.

Rule number 1 about measuring for jumpsuits and rigs:

Don't measure yourself. Wink

If you were wearing more or less clothing (or baggier/tighter clothing) then the measurements will be skewed.


girthy  (B License)

Sep 12, 2012, 4:18 PM
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I guess my biggest problem was the torso measurement. I think i can measure it ok. Base of the neck to hipbone point measurement. im getting 2.5" larger measurement. This seems to be a lot and im guessing the main lift web will be to long?


Premier likestojump  (D License)

Sep 12, 2012, 4:33 PM
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one more time : self measure = all bets are off.

Have someone else who can follow directions well measure you. Or pay hundreds of dollars to re harness. Your choice.


riggerrob  (D 14840)

Sep 13, 2012, 7:24 AM
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When I worked at Rigging Innovations, less than 5 percent of the new harnesses drew complaints about poor fit.
Half the complaintants had measured themselves.

Bottom line, ask a rigger or tailor to measure you - while referring to UPT's measurement chart.


girthy  (B License)

Sep 14, 2012, 3:11 PM
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Ok, thanks for the advice everyone. Just sucks because the DZ i went to and had it ordered from is just over 3hrs away. I'll call them tomorrow and talk with them. I want it to be perfect, just trying to avoid a drive. Cool


theonlyski  (D License)

Sep 17, 2012, 5:16 AM
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Ok, thanks for the advice everyone. Just sucks because the DZ i went to and had it ordered from is just over 3hrs away. I'll call them tomorrow and talk with them. I want it to be perfect, just trying to avoid a drive. Cool

When I got my V3-M and packed it, it didn't feel right. After talking with UPT and sending some pictures back and forth (even visited their production floor), turns out, I didn't distribute the bulk properly in the reserve. Blush

Moral of the story: make sure your rigger knows how to pack the V3 or it could feel 'off'. Wink



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