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Hi all,

I have seen that you can get replacement bridges for your harness of different lengths. I was just wondering what the effect was of lengthening or shortening the bridge?? What happens?? Only thing i can imagine is that a shorter one would increase forces in the harness owing to the flatter angle of the bridge when loaded.. What else happens??



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It’s personal preference really.


I prefer a slightly shorter bridge, but some prefer it as long as possible.


You can experiment with knotted friction cord or a tape sling (low down, obviously), to get a feel what’s best for you.

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Just asking as i saw someone the other day with a very long bridge, much much longer than mine, and i just wondered why this might be.. Should have asked them i suppose..



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