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Just can't get into the seat !! Advice please !


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I've got a Parajet Volution Macro and have 22 flights to date.

About half the time I just can't get into the seat - despite tightening leg straps and pushing down on the back of the seat.

When I get airborne the harness seems to ride up my back a bit and despite lifting my legs and pushing and wiggling it just doesn't happen and I have to hang off the straps and land.

Do I need to tighten the harness shoulder straps or loosen them ?

Should I try to make some kind of kick in strap to hang beneath the seat ?

Any advice would be appreciated - this is seriously harming my enjoyment of the sport !

Thank you,

Paul

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Also- what you're wearing can also have an effect. A single piece flying suit will make it easier, as there is lower friction compared to a pair of jeans or a boiler suit, etc.... Try adjusting the legstraps, in my case them being tighter helps. Best to try a few hang tests- suspending the rig from the garage rafters until you get it sorted.

GD

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Oh this sounds so so familier "been here" "done that" best advice i can give is get the rig into a Hang Test rig and practice practice, and listen to the experianced even get to a instructor it will save you time and money in the long run Oh and some pain

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If you can not get into your harness you need to LOOSTEN your shoulder straps.

I am 110% sure of this. If in doubt, please call.

SW :D

I have the same machine, had the same problem, Simon gave me the same advice, and now i have no problems.

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Thanks for posting this subject.

Been having trouble getting into my Macro.

Improvment after tightening leg straps so i didn't hang so low

out of seat on take off.

Have tried several types off adjustments which have helped

but still need big effort getting into seat.

Find this especially anoying after foot dragging having to get hieght

before stowing brakes and using hands to get back into seat.

Didn't have this problem with PAP.

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If you can not get into your harness you need to LOOSTEN your shoulder straps.

I am 110% sure of this. If in doubt, please call.

SW :D

Yes thats right, Si remember my first flight on your compact, could not get in the seat as the shoulder straps were left quite tight by the previous person.

:D

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I agree with the advice on straps.

Also, what helped me get into my Voultion harness was while standing up just before launch to pull the seat down the back of my legs to ensure that it wasn't snagged.

Then just a wiggle was enough to get properly seated.

Good luck!

Ian.

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A top tip there actually Ian. :-)

It helps if you can get the seat as low as possible prior to a take off run. (which will be aided by loosening the shoulder straps as well)

I bet you a quid your scooped up next time :-)

SW :D

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  • 7 years later...

Thanks for the advice.  My entire first solo I was dangling from the straps because I never got in the seat.  I felt like I was going to faint due to lack of blood to my brain. I will loostening the shoulder straps next time.

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