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HOWTO: Keeping TK shins in place

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I have had a few people in my Garrison copy this idea so I thought I would post it here for FISD members too :)

 

Do you have an issue with keeping TK shins in place? More specifically stopping the shin armor from moving up and above your boots? I know I did!

 

When I had this problem I investigated a few different options, I first tried the hook velcro on boot & loop velcro on inner shin combo, whilst this did help I found that walking up and down stairs a couple of times was enough for it to come apart. So I've improved on this with a "stirrup" setup.. The following setup has been tested with many troops (and stairs!) and I have had no issues with riding or twisting :)

 

Here is what I did...

I made stirrups for each leg using a length of 1inch wide high density elastic, this was glued and stitched to a 50mm x 50mm square of hook velcro.

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Then I glued and stitched a 50mm x 50mm square of loop velcro to a piece of nylon strapping the same size. Then glued this into the front of each shin just above the top of the boot line.

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When attached it looks like this

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This way you can have a "stirrup" setup but you can also put your boots on first :)

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Then attach the velcro before closing your shins as normal

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The elastic allows for plenty of movement and pulls the shin back into place if it rides up

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Hope this helps someone

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Similar to what I have but I use snaps instead of velco

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Great system John, thanks for posting this up.

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Nice trick! If I have any issues with shin piece movement, I'll definitely give this a try. :)

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I'm going to try this if what I did doesn't work out. I put a small eyelet in the tongue of the boot and an elastic strap with a hook at the end on the inside of the thigh armor to attach the boot to. I wanted to ensure the armor didn't go up and over the boot.

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Works like a charm! I store the loops in my stormie shoes, so I don't forget to put them on first!

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And I just posted how to stop them from twisting and lifting. Great idea

 

 

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This is just the issue I'm facing with my new armour, thanks for the share ☺

 

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I was just trying to figure out a good way to prevent this and found this thread, thanks OP.

 

 

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