i just added some padding on the foot rest in my harness to bring my cg forward and it works great!.I did some upside down wing overs to see if my harness would swing heads up and it did not.Who would of guessed i would have more control in the maneuvers,duh.My harness swinging heads up in the middle of a maneuver really caused problems.Now i have much more control through out the maneuvers .
Dam wag u are to heads down in that thing but i might be wrong.
I have a knot in my line to stop me accidentally going too far head down. You have to be careful at take off and if the line has slipped and you go down to the base bar you could end up that far head down that your head ends up below the base bar. _________________ Sonic 165
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I get pulled below the bar on scooter tows, at the very top of the tow. Once my knots slipped and in freeflight my head was about 8" below the bar.......That was fun. _________________ Airborne Climax 14 (C1)
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On my second, or maybe it was third flight in my new harness ( Moyes Contour ) I had removed the knot, and didn't notice just how head-down I was when I did my hang check, probably because I didn't put my feet in and get the slider to go all the way back.
Anyhow, I launched, cleared the hill, then went prone. As soon as I went prone my head was below the bar, and I was stretching back up above to hold on to the bar. I immediately tried to pull the angle-o-dangle rope, but couldn't get it to pull my head up.
One of the guys in the Moyes factory had told me to just pull it striaght forward, so striaght through the jam cleat. I tried this, but pull as hard as I could, it wouldn't move. I tried pushing it back towards my hips, so out of the jam cleat, still nothing. All the while, trying to fly the glider, and not get too far out of the narrow lift band, but also not get too close to the hill that I was now below launch height.
I made about 3 passes in front of the hill all the time my head was not feeling good, being so low compared to my body, like all the blood was trying to drain down into my head. I figured if I rocked back to hang, I could maybe then pull on the cord, but because I was SOO head down, when I pulled up on the bar, I pushed out too much, and mushed the glider out of the lift band, and then when the bar came back in, I zoomed down and though, that's it, I'm landing, even if it means carrying back up ( as it does at this site if you don't land half way down where you can re-launch when the wind is right.
I carried back up, all buggered, so thought better of re-flying that day.
Wag, when I first saw how head-down you went in your harness, I got worried, but that harness is like my old harness, and it looks easy as pie to rock back up with just the rope, so you should be ok, but please be careful, and don't go TOO head down.
I've put my kont back in, and you might want to do something similar if your harness allows. Start by putting the knot somewhere conservative, then launch with your head higher than where the knot is, and rock down to it. If all's ok, move the knot an inch further before your next flight, and repeat.
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You should have one more rope on that harness, which is the shoulder stop-rope.
The shoulder stop-rope runs from the right shoulder, up through the carabiner, and then to the left shoulder. You
adjust this rope to allow your body to go NO FURTHER head-down than you would ever want to be, in flight. Yes, each
shoulder pick-up point should have two ropes attached, there.
This shoulder stop-rope is also an in-flight comfort adjustment, if you set it at the ideal flying angle (to suit yourself). Then,
pulling yourself head-down further will put more pressure on your shoulders, relaxing the armpit pressure. Raising your
chest, then relaxing, will put less weight on the shoulders, and more on the chest/armpit lines. (You would be slightly
head-up then, but it's okay to be comfortable.) This extra comfort adjustment will extend your flying times.
Do NOT depend on knots or cleats to prevent an extreme head-down position, in flight. Use a separate shoulder stop-rope. _________________ Cheers,
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On my Z5 harness I have permanently fixed my pitch adjustment at the cleat and removed the velcro pull tab...I have no problem getting upright in that harness with the pitch control permanently set during my landings.
For me, this simply removes one more item to fuss with while flying...
really getting it ready for wallaby. i figure i dont want a rotor at this point. i wanted to make what i have as clean as possible.
ill be chase mike barber around this spring i hope and i want to be able to keep up as much as possible. _________________ "Cocky Bastard". Never land on your face it hurts
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There should be a line that goes from the carabiner to the front of the harness to limit the travel of the harness
in the head down direction. The harness should be adjusted to go about 15 degrees head down, and no further. There have been a number of avoidable face and neck injuries because there was no limit to how far the harness
could pitch head down.
Hope that helps,
Mike _________________ Everyone who lives dies, yet not everyone who dies, has lived.
We take these risks not to escape life, but to prevent life escaping us.