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Chest Plate and Ab gap with the Bracket & Loop

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So got it all on, and the Bracket and Loops between the Chest and Abs seem to be 'pushing' the chest plate up above the top of the Ab plate when I raise my arms at all.

 

Thinking of doing bigger elastic loops so the chest plate csn sit further down over the Abs.

 

Think it'll help, or should I not worry about it?  With my arms down the gap is gone.

 

Would a 'stop strap' that's the length to stop the ABs and Chest from separating far enough, to make a gap, be permissible?  Was thinking of putting in a couple snap plates on the Abs and Chest, right by the gap, then adding a short snap ended piece of black strapping to halt the two pieces from separating too  far.  Still could flex down, but the strap would stop it from flexing apart.

 

 

Thoughts?

 

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Hi Aaron,

Internal strapping will not affect clearance at any level, so do what you have to make it fit.

I’d agree that you could drop the chest a little, then shorten the chest to ab elastics a little.

Btw, you might be best to start your own WIP thread and ask your questions in the one thread. It’ll be much easier for you to track your responses in one place. :-)

Keep up the good work. :-)

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I'll do a retroactive build thread.  Finished most of my build in 12 days, and took a few pictures, but didn't take the time to do a build thread.  Had to get it done fast before my wife gets back from her trip since I was using the kitchen as a shop since I live in a townhouse.   Only had 19 days to get this all done really. :blink:

 

Got a stop strap with snap plates installed already and it stops the chest from pulling up too high.  So that's 'fixed' for now.

What I think is the real issue is the top brackets that go onto the chest plate ridge might be too short.  If they were a centimeter or two longer it'd keep the chest down over the abs much better.  Might eventually try and make my own longer brackets, but the stop strap seems to work really well for now.

 

I'll get build thread started and post anything more over there.

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Looking at your photos it appears to be the shape of your abdomen plate that is causing the problem. The sides are too tall so they are essentially pushing up your chest plate and not allowing the middle of the chest plate to hang down lower.

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