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Old November 30th 16, 03:13 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Andrzej Kobus
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On Friday, November 18, 2016 at 9:59:52 AM UTC-5, SF wrote:
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This is what I did. I bought a sheep skin pad for my National 425 that goes between my back and the chute. I using adhesive velcro tape, I velcroed' a small lumbar support cushion to the back of the chute container, and velcroed' an inflatable lumbar support bladder to the back of the sheepskin. The lumbar support bladder has a hose that runs up the shoulder strap and ends with a squeeze bulb similar to a blood pressure cuff. Usually the lumbar support cushion is enough, on long flights, a little inflation on the bladder makes life good again.

Example of a inflatable lumbar support
http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/inseluinairc.html

Example of a small lumbar support cushion
https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...vel/1014256946

Sheepskin for parachute
http://wingsandwheels.com/parachute/...pskin-pad.html



SF


I would be really careful with inflatable support. In case of an accident you might end up with a big problem. The inflatable will not support the spine. Crush foam is a much better solution.
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Old November 30th 16, 09:31 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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I use a one inch thick piece of Confor (Memory foam) in green, extra firm. Cut top and bottom edge at 45* and slip it between the sheepskin liner and pack. Very comfortable.

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Old November 30th 16, 11:52 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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And it lasts for years...

On 2016-11-30 10:31, bumper wrote:
I use a one inch thick piece of Confor (Memory foam) in green, extra firm. Cut top and bottom edge at 45* and slip it between the sheepskin liner and pack. Very comfortable.

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Old November 30th 16, 05:00 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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Default Lumbar support ideas?

I am am medical person.
I bought a pump-up blood pressure cuff.
You can take the bladder out but I found the fabric cover to provide some stability to the positioning of the bladder. The beauty is that you can pump it up or bleed it down when you want/need.
 




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