harness help...

jjv5150

Active Hunter
Guys Im in the proccess of ordering the JP from BM. I've read some of the replies on harness's and am somewhat skeptical on the harness on his JP for trooping, at least as much as I hope to do .. Ive received a couple of replies, but I'd like some additional Feedback.. any suggestions, comments on not having a costume "mishap"? pls any help..jjv5150
 

HMPOTC33

Active Hunter
Recently me and Brad 1957 did a complete re-design of our entire harness systems due to the concerns we had about trooping with a work of art strapped to our back. Not to "dis" anyone but we've tried some of those that were manufactured by membersof TDH and other tutorials and they didn't quite fit our requirements. We troop in weather that is normally 90degrees plus, so we took this into consideration along with large crowds, and marching in parades with the 501st. We made ours out of a home depot type back harness and attached 1 strap of webbing to each shoulder with a clip that fits our jp and rest under our back armor(hidden). We had to make 2 buttonhole type slits in our jumpsuits and have used these at several events. The carry the weight around you waist, not under your armpits, are totally concealed under the flightsuit, and we have great results in a couple of Fairs, a parade, and other events. You really can't feel the weight of our heavy fiberglass jp's anymore. It's easy, practical, simple, and cost less than $20.00.
 

stormtrooperguy

Sr Hunter
wow... that's a really interesting idea.

i wear one of those back supports anyway to help with my posture. i may have to try that out :)

got any pics?
 

HMPOTC33

Active Hunter
I have e-mailed pictures to anyone that wants them. Please pm your e-mail address and I'll send pictures and basic instructions. Just trooped at a 2 Fair's, parade, and probably 100+ hours in crowds with no problems. Trust me even with my heavy old fiberglass jp, with aluminum parts, you don't even notice it is there. Its a matter of carrying the weight around your waist, not under your armpits or chest, that really makes the difference. I couldn't last more than 2 hours with my old TKtutorial, or BM one's and they were far more involved and costly. Don't know if everyone will like it, but this is just my 2cents
 

HMPOTC33

Active Hunter
I have replied to the pms and e-mailed photo out to everyone that wanted them. You are welcome to post them, please give credit to BH3352 and Brad1957, and share with everyone. Thanks for all of you interest, and look forward to any feedback or questions you might have.
 

HMPOTC33

Active Hunter
Webchief send me your e-mail address and I'll send you photos that you could post on this string. Sorry, am technol;ogically challenged with uploading the photos to this string.
Thanks,
 

HMPOTC33

Active Hunter
Thanks, like so many things Boba, I am always "plusing". The picture is me and Brad1957 as Jango, at the Solano Fair last weekend, both wearing our "Home Depot" harnesses. All pm's replied to and if anyone can post these pictures to the string it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
Ron
 

webchief

Well-Known Hunter
Here's a couple of Ron's pics. Thanks!



 

GrottyFurball

Active Hunter
Hey guys, there's a type of clip like that whare it has a little switch that you can push forward and keep the clips from comming undone.

Here's a pic of the one on my dogs collar

dog collar.jpg
 

HMPOTC33

Active Hunter
Thanks Webchief for posting the pictures and Zombierepellant those are similiar to the clips I used on this harness, except the heavy duty ones avalble at the Depot.
 
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