Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

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    Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

    Ok deal is I have fiberglass Gauntlets (not a big deal) but the left one keeps twisting on me. Now ive tryed to take some of the weight off and I have a Velcro strap in there to get it tight on my arm but it still doesn’t work. Was thinking about replacing the flame thrower with something a little lighter, so any ideas where to get or make a lighter flame thrower would help. But the twisting thing is the big problem.


    Im about tired of it twisting!! Might just get new ones that are lighter!!!

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    Re: Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

    Try putting some foam inside the gautlet to make it hold tighter on your forearm 8)

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    Re: Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

    I have a similar problem . I have 3 sets now . One set is fiberglass . The guy who made them filled the flame thrower with liquid resin or something,so now it's like a block of stone ... very heavy . I now have a Ruffkin kit which is a light styrene ( very thin ) . I plan to try and line the hollow flame thrower part with either a thin layer of fiberglass or ....I just bought a can ( originally to strengthen my chest and groin armor ) of black truckbed liner . I will spray that in just to give it some strength but not add too much weight .I'll try that next week .Busy doing toe darts right now .


    Mike

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    Re: Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

    Try Velcro inside the gauntlet and on top of the fabric.

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    Re: Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

    Did the foam thing, not working out so well. Maybe I just need to make a cast of my wrist and fit it to the gauntlet. Any more ideas?

    Bad thing is this is the last part thats giving me problems I get this fixed and im good and on to the 501 it will be.

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    Re: Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

    try lifting weights. lol

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    Re: Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

    I have "flat wrist" what ever that means. Thats what Doc friend told me. Then again he could of been messing with me.

    Stupid flat wrist

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    Re: Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

    You think that's bad . I'm an average guy 5'10" 190lbs ...What's the one thing God didnt give me ...... FOREARMS !!! I have been lining my gauntlets with black foam . Haven't actually had a chance to wear them , so I dont know if they will spin or not .


    Mike

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    Re: Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

    PROBLEM SLOVED!!!!! just bought a ruffkin gauntlet kit

    Guess ill be getting rid of the fiberglass ones here soon, watch the cargo hold!

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    Re: Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

    Put the weatherstriping foam in there untill you have to squeeze the bottom shell to get it on , it wont turn then, also put some velcro on the top of your gloves and inside your gauntlet top.

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    Re: Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

    I have a ruffkin kit myself. I haven't finished painting it but I have the halves put together. I used foam inside & I really have to force them to make them spin. 8)

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    Re: Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

    My arms are VERY SMALL, as are my legs.......so should I white foam in them? I ahve a white jumpsuit.

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    Re: Got's me a problem with left Gauntlet

    jodo said:
    My arms are VERY SMALL, as are my legs.......so should I white foam in them? I ahve a white jumpsuit.
    i dont see why that wouldnt work, thats what im going to do with my new ones.

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