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Old 03-27-2017, 07:33 AM
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Default 4-point vs 5-point harness ...

Hey guys, any opinions on 4 vs 5 point harness for the 14?

General local and cross country flying with occasional "gentleman's aerobatics" (loops and rolls).
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:53 AM
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Look one thread down....

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Old 03-27-2017, 08:07 AM
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Thanks! So no comfort issues with the 5 point? Looks like it comes up right under where my a__ would seem to be on the seat ...
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:14 AM
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In SoCal you'll be exposed to mountain flying. The random instantaneous vertical excursions will keep telling you, 5-point.
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Thanks! So no comfort issues with the 5 point? Looks like it comes up right under where my a__ would seem to be on the seat ...
These things aren't "seat belts" or "harnesses", they are a SAFETY harness.
1. A fifth point sub belt does not make the harness uncomfortable.
2. Each component (lap, shoulder, and sub) plays an important role in maintaining your position in the seat during aerobatics, turbulence, impact, or maintaining the position of the harness on your torso.

Install the five point. You don't always have to use the sub belt if you feel it is uncomfortable, but there are times you will definitely want it (and perhaps unfortunately, times you will wish you had used all of the components of the safety harness).
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:28 AM
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Thanks, all. Ordering the 5-point.
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:05 PM
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Save your money, I'll give you 3 crotch straps for free. Black.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:05 AM
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Save your money, I'll give you 3 crotch straps for free. Black.
Vans edition.
I took the crotch straps out of mine too.

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