Woody Valley Flex2 harness. Around 5'6" - 6'0" medium build pilot
Excellent condition- like new
This has only been flown a few times, it's pristine, very clean and with no evidence of use.
It was made for a pilot with the following dimensions:
Height (total): 176.5cm
Height (shoulder): 151cm
Shoe size: UK9
- Ideal for beginners
- Side parachute container
- Weight with rucksack - 5kg
- Radio holder and kit-bag
- Chest protection (a foam and mylar sandwich), for heavy landings
- Detachable velcro mounted front zip
- DHV test n° GS-03-118-03
The Flex is suitable for beginners up to experienced cross country pilot level.
This high quality harness has plenty of storage including a radio holder. The parachute is side mounted for streamlining and there is a foam & mylar protection panel velcroed to the front of the harness (in case of less-than-elegant landings!) The front zip is velcroed into place to facilitate replacement if necessary.
No Back Plate
The flex harness does not have a composite black plate. Instead the harness has twin suspension webbing and a back spacer that is made from aluminium tubing. As the webbing essentially splits into two just below the karabiner not very high loads are required to keep the webbing apart and prevent it from pinching the sides of the pilot. This is the essential difference between more 'basic' aluminum framed harnesses and the ultra low drag (but more pricey) composite back plate harnesses. If you compare the photos you will see this harness has more ropes above the back of the harness compared to the back plate harnesses.
If ultimate performance is not your aim and you are not a, 'dedicated follower of fashion' there are advantages to owning a Flex harness. It essentially does everything else well and has the twin advantages of being lighter to carry and a lot lighter on your pocket.