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Offline smegy

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newbie question's!!
« on: January 16, 2011, 11:35:35 PM »
first proper day out on new exo's...managed 1.5 mile roundtrip..fell flat on my face after 30ft..lol..no injury..but found both knee strap's kept loosening off..they seem totaly inadaquit!!and when i tried running my left knee seemed to bend back..i've lowered the knee bar tonight by 1.6mm...is the 1.5 inches below the knee ment to be from the centre of the knee cap or the bottom...well any help would be appreciated...colin....

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Re: newbie question's!!
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 11:57:32 PM »
dude chances are youve not doen the buckle up properly.

you need to pass the starp through the hole, then put it th eotehrr side of the divider then pll up and down to get tight.

and it becuase your new, once you bock more chances are you muscles will get stronger.

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Re: newbie question's!!
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 12:03:20 AM »
Yeah something is not right here smegy.

As for the height of the bars/cuffs then they should be just below the bottom of the knee cap. I'd say an inch lower is the MAXIMUM they should be. Ideally about 1cm from the bottom of the knee cap.

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Re: newbie question's!!
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 01:06:14 PM »
smegy.

i have mine so they JUST touch the bag of my leg when i have them bent at an 90 degree angle.

you might wanna try that, also look down the top of you bocks and check the cuff is in line and not off to one side.

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Re: newbie question's!!
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 07:31:13 PM »
was gonna try and explain but took a couple of pics instead!!
this is the bock showing how the strap is when done up

and this is the clip..the problem seem's to be the little tab's are not locking in and therefore never do up properly..i can't see any other way of treading them:(
« Last Edit: January 17, 2011, 07:41:51 PM by smegy »

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Re: newbie question's!!
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 08:27:23 PM »
Ohh this is hard to explain

They do up exactly the same way as a motorcycle helmet




Pass the strap through both d-rings, starting with the ring that is closest to your leg(I think). Once you have passed it through the first d-ring, continue passing the strap through the second ring.

Separate the rings with your fingers and loop the strap back in, passing it through the ring closest to your leg.

Pull the strap firmly.

If you know anyone who has a bike helmet they can show you very quickly

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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 08:37:33 PM »
Jason is correct :)

heres a video showing how to do a motor cycle helmet with the 2 D rings hope it shows so light
If the video dosent work go to :
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 09:51:09 PM »
It's hard to see in the pic but I thought they were done up correctly.

I think most people would know this technique now because a lot of belts for jeans are double loops.

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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011, 10:03:51 PM »
lol thanx for the advice about doing up a crash helmet..had motorbikes since i was 12..!!it's the clip that seem's to be the problem...not locating properly..the only way i can see it working if it is singe at the end of the clip not double if that makes sense?
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2011, 06:42:49 PM »
managed to get out on the pj's today..i've found wrapping the excess strap around the clip has done the trick:)and am running well now...my fault was doing it completly wrong-didn't watch ian tutorial first..doh...thanx for your help guy's.......colin...

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Re: newbie question's!!
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2011, 10:45:58 PM »
just lowered the knee bar on my stilt's & thought let's see if it's finaly right..tottering around the dinning room on stilt's after a few pint's isn't a great idea..hahahahahahahaaaa!!!!!

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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2011, 11:59:16 PM »
I know your new and stuff but don't double post :P
its like talking to yourself XD

Well done on the stilts :) keep up the hard work and I'm glad you sorted out your clip :)

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Re: newbie question's!!
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2011, 12:04:59 AM »
Considering his posts are on seperate days and totally relevant, what would you suggest he does Aidan?

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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2011, 12:07:30 AM »
wait for a response :P
hey its what you said to me when I started :P

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Re: newbie question's!!
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2011, 12:13:17 AM »
Locky is the Evil One... Don't copy him

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« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2011, 01:03:37 AM »
lmfao :P
yes boss XD  :Claugh:

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2011, 07:37:10 PM »
It was relevant when I said it to you cuz you'd happily have a conversation with yourself in a thread with no need for anyone else to get involved lol.

You make me laugh you crazy muppet.

Hey Naz, whats another word for evil that starts with N?
Dont answer that.

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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2011, 12:04:35 AM »
Naughty?
Nin-con-poop :P

Ok I made the second one up in my effort to think of evil words beginning with N :P

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Re: newbie question's!!
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2011, 09:10:20 PM »
i believe a thread is a progressive thing and i just like to update when something happen's either i solve a problem that was posed,get it wrong,or do something stupid...i got the knee bar spot on now & it's much lower than i ever would have imagined!!!but had a heavy fall while practicing jumping..bruised my right forearm quite badly...back to just walking for a while :Cno: