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Pants & Jacket vs. suit

 


jimmurt  (C 40326)

Dec 29, 2012, 7:50 PM
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Has or does anyone wear FF pants/jacket in the tunnel and how to they compare to a complete suit?

Are they tunnel friendly?


padraigbrowne  (E 507)

Dec 30, 2012, 3:45 AM
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THEY SUCK !
Unless you have a harness or clips to connect the pants to jacket , the jacket will end up around your neck while belly flying or head up freeflying . Luckily I cant fly HD or the pants would probably end up around my ankles Tongue


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Dec 30, 2012, 6:46 AM
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Last time I tried to take a 2 piece suit in they made me wrap the waist in duck tape to try and make it a one piece suit since the jacket kept blowing up. I now have a 1 piece suit.


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Dec 30, 2012, 8:58 AM
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Has or does anyone wear FF pants/jacket in the tunnel and how to they compare to a complete suit?

Are they tunnel friendly?

Get a suit Wink


BigBUG  (D License)

Dec 30, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Has or does anyone wear FF pants/jacket in the tunnel and how to they compare to a complete suit?

Are they tunnel friendly?

no, no and no.
get a full piece and do not go for baggy ones.
if you are real big and want extra lift - use cordura (or double cordura) on legs and arms, but never order 'baggy' style suit.

good idea for tunnel suit is to order reinforced knees with soft pads, zipper protection on a velcro and extra button on the neck.

also pressure and wear in the tunnel are much intensive than ones in the air, so quality requirements for fabric and manufacturing are higher. My first suit was completely torn apart after 10 hrs of flying.

there is a bunch of proven manufacturers for the tunne flight, just ask you local tunnel ppl what is easier and faster to get.


(This post was edited by BigBUG on Dec 30, 2012, 10:39 AM)


BigBUG  (D License)

Dec 30, 2012, 10:43 AM
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(This post was edited by BigBUG on Dec 30, 2012, 10:44 AM)


Rstanley0312  (D 31900)

Dec 30, 2012, 2:06 PM
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In reply to:
btw, I think you guys will like this picture and it definitly belongs here.

Maybe some even will be able to find me, but I seriously doubt it.

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not sure it will work with traffic from abroad, let me know if it doesn't

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