I've been looking to do chest back, abs and kidneys next. After taping everything up to do a rough fit check before I strap, I've got some concerns that my torso might be a bit longer than I thought. I'm only 6' tall but pretty solid at 230lb.
When I taped everything up and had a slight overlap of the chest plate and abs (only about an inch) and aligned the kidney to be level with the top edge of the abs. There was about a 3-4" gap in between the back plate and the kidneys. Its fixed if I hunch over, but not overly comfortable for more than 2mins, and standing up straight blows it open.
I know I can slightly lengthen the elastic over the shoulders by about an inch to drop the back plate slightly, though any more and the shoulder straps might get to short to attach at the back, this still does it doesn't give me enough to close the gap. If I move the chest plate up closer to my neck that also helps drop the back plate, but results in the cod crushing the Jatz Crackers.
How much overlap should I have on the chest plate/abs?
Should the neckline of the chest plate be roughly at the same height as the bottom of the helmet? or doesn't matter?
I'm using double snaps for strapping, should I use elastic or nylon webbing through for the torso straping?
Any other suggestions? or am I over thinking stuff.