Continuous ring bungees. Yay/Nay.

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DiveClimbRide

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I have a nomad LTZ and the (ring) bungees are setup like this currently. I want to make the bungees shorter as the ring is basically at front of my chest. However I don't want to make it very difficult to pull forward like I've seen on other people's harnesses. My idea is to make a much longer loop that connects both rings together. This would hopefully put the rings in a better place and as the bungee will now be longer it should be easier to stretch the rings out. Thoughts?
 

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I don’t know Nomad but I dive with a Diamond that has a continuous bungee. It runs over the back and is connected on both ends via boltsnaps to the shoulder D-rings. It works OK. Maybe it could make it more difficult to fix a bungee failure (not a big problem) or would require one more movement to remove a cylinder. Otherwise it works without a problem.
 

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I think that he's referencing the (unfortunate) Dive Rite ring bungee system. I'd start with replacing the quick link and tying the bungee into the opposing side loop. This should give you an extra 3?ish cm worth of unstretched bungee and may help.

I'd just ditch the ring bungees entirely and use loop bungees.
 

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You can shorten the ring bungie using SS hog rings. I'm not a fan of the ring bungies so I would just replace them with independent loops
 
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