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leg flares...how do ya hold em up?

 
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raiderj33 (Jenn Darnell)
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 8:42 pm    Post subject: leg flares...how do ya hold em up? Reply with quote

trying to put the finishing touches on my X-wing pilot before I submit pics, but am having trouble with my leg flare holder sliding down my boot...

how do ya'll keep the leg flare holder in place?

Thanks for your help!
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The flares should be secured to the holder so that they don't slide out. My flares were made out of wood so I used simple thumb tacks on the inside. It was held tight on the leg with velcro. If I had not tightened in enough when I put it on, then the entire flare-assembly rested on top of the opening of the jack boot. It could not slide down into the boot, or down over the outside.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a clip attached to my flare holder that goes over the top of the boot and holds them up. My flares are metal, so I can keep them in with a rivet but haven't bothered yet.

Edit: Something like this- http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/home/department/Hardware/1238-00.aspx
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have sewn in 2 clips into the holder (one at the front and one at the back) which slips over the top of the boot. That will prevent it from sliding down.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Popsicle sticks, or "craft sticks" from the Joanns or Michaels. These were from actual popsicles. They were tasty. Laughing

Springy clips probably work better, these are from Tandy Leather:

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spring cips are the best. Those key-ring belt clips work too.

My flares are wood, so from the back, I drilled into them through the webbing and put in a pop-rivet. The rivet mushrooms inside the wood and keeps it from movig.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using the popsicle stick approach over the course of many troops and they have worked perfectly. I'm using the metal flares as well and the additional weight has been no issue.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everybody!

I should've mentioned I've got metal flares & they've been secured to my holder...just wondered how most pilots were securing their holders to their boots. I greatly appreciate all the suggestions! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a few alligator clips sewn to the holder which clip onto the top of my boots.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also kind of having a problem with this...I also have the billet aluminum flares and they are pretty heavy...even with the clips, the weight tends to push the entire top of the boot downward (buckling it) while the other boot stays upright and looks good...I was thinking of maybe somehow running something down the entire length of the inside of the boot that is attached to the flare holder so it also keeps the top of the boot upright...I was toying with the idea of attaching wooden paint stir sticks to it maybe and have those on the inside of the boot all the way to the sole...thoughts??
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The paint sticks would work but may cause friction issues between your leg and the boot. Plus don't flex it too much else snap.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedidan45 wrote:
I'm also kind of having a problem with this...I also have the billet aluminum flares and they are pretty heavy...even with the clips, the weight tends to push the entire top of the boot downward (buckling it) while the other boot stays upright and looks good...I was thinking of maybe somehow running something down the entire length of the inside of the boot that is attached to the flare holder so it also keeps the top of the boot upright...I was toying with the idea of attaching wooden paint stir sticks to it maybe and have those on the inside of the boot all the way to the sole...thoughts??


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