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Visual altimeter on wristband

 


treiparinti

Feb 16, 2013, 6:58 AM
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Hi,
Does anyone have this setup, or something similar?
How exactly the neptune is connected on the elastic wristband? If anybody has a photo(other side of the alti), that would be great.
http://store.performancedesigns.com/...product=PD-Wristband
Thanks


(This post was edited by treiparinti on Feb 16, 2013, 7:01 AM)


airtwardo  (D License)

Feb 16, 2013, 10:40 AM
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Hi,
Does anyone have this setup, or something similar?
How exactly the neptune is connected on the elastic wristband? If anybody has a photo(other side of the alti), that would be great.
http://store.performancedesigns.com/...product=PD-Wristband
Thanks

Neptune comes with a Velcro wristband, it just mounts to that via the mounting plate on the back...that what / how I use - wrist-mount Neptune.

The elastic band is the same...alti on one side mounting plate on the other.


blueblur  (A 64923)

Feb 16, 2013, 12:43 PM
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I saw one fly off a few weeks ago in freefall. Not near as tight or secure as an adjustable velcro strap. Cool factor not worth $300 to me.


airtwardo  (D License)

Feb 16, 2013, 1:11 PM
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I saw one fly off a few weeks ago in freefall. Not near as tight or secure as an adjustable velcro strap. Cool factor not worth $300 to me.

Yeah...and getting it ripped off by bad wrist grips is a potential problem.

I wear mine velcroed tight - mid forearm 90 degrees from top-dead-center.

I can see it easily & it's very secure, I don't like anything 'snagable' on my wrists & hands.


evan85  (C 41367)

Feb 16, 2013, 3:23 PM
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From the page you linked Wink:

Product Description
Don't let sweat get in your way. Pick up a PD sweatband or two and beat the heat. You can also attach your digital altimeter by threading the screws through the wristband between the mounting plate and altimeter itself.


SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Feb 16, 2013, 9:06 PM
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Here was a thread on the N3 used with that.

http://www.dropzone.com/...rist%20band;#4410620


Shredex

Feb 17, 2013, 12:07 AM
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But would a Viso work? I'm not sure that the Viso has a such hard mount working...


strife

Feb 17, 2013, 1:54 AM
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wouldnt be hard to knock up something like this

http://215gearstore.com/...sgpspouchcoyote.aspx


treiparinti

Feb 17, 2013, 2:21 AM
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Thanks everybody. I also use the normal velcro strap on the forearm and it is fine when wearing a jump suite, but in the summer with short sleeve tshirt, the velcro strap slips away to my wrist and gets loose. I'l try the elastic wristband option to see how it works though.


DeNReN  (B 5642)

Feb 17, 2013, 6:36 AM
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L&B sells a Viso specific wrist band. Works well, I like mine.

http://www.lbwebstore.com/...duct_detail&p=46


Shredex

Feb 17, 2013, 2:08 PM
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$30 vs $10 is what I'm looking at here ;p


DeNReN  (B 5642)

Feb 17, 2013, 5:05 PM
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$30 vs $10 is what I'm looking at here ;p

Could always go to the dollar store and buy some elastic and make your own if you are worried about a few bucks....hell sew it directly to your arm for even less or steal some packing tape and tape it to your arm Tongue

This is not the sport to be in if worried about $20 to to hold a $200 piece of gear Wink


Shredex

Feb 17, 2013, 11:33 PM
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This is not the sport to be in if worried about $20 to to hold a $200 piece of gear Wink


Pfft! That's a jump ticket right durr!!!!!


waveoff5500  (D 32087)

Feb 18, 2013, 11:09 AM
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agreed! TongueCool

my buddy has a wide velcro strap for his neptune which is pretty nice too


OmriMon  (C 32176)

Mar 7, 2013, 2:38 PM
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I used the fabric back piece and the screws and washers that came with the standard Neptune velcro wrist mount.

Check out the attached picture.


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zerospinskier  (C 41841)

Mar 7, 2013, 7:01 PM
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I did something similar that I used last year with my analog alti. I bought a little bit of elastic and made a band to put on my forearm. It always worked great. I wouldn't think a standard fuzzy wristband would be tight enough to stay on.
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Canadianfella  (D 29227)

Mar 7, 2013, 8:00 PM
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2 years ago I lost an N3 because the velcro it came with didn't hold well. It came off in freefall, on video and when I sent the video to them to tell them their velcro sucked they basically said "tough luck" and offered to sell me another. I bought a Viso. Cheaper and better customer service.

To ensure I never lost another alti, I sewed the hand-mount piece from the Viso onto this simple, $5 'wrist guard' from the sporting good store. I don't even do the velcro up tight, just enough to make sure the thing can't move past my hand. The elastic is still good about 1000 jumps later. Total cost: $5 for band, pennies in thread and about 5 minutes of my time.
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