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  1. #1
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    Question New Hit-Air vests?

    Hello!

    I have just gotten a Hit-Air vest. I tried one at a show, so I was familiar with the design. However, this vest is slightly different.

    Instead of the nylon strap I tried, which attached to the stirrup bars and clipped into the vest, it appears to require a grab-strap on your saddle (attaching to the D-rings, not the stirrup bars). Then you'd have to loop the attachment around the strap, then clip it to the vest.

    However, when I tried it on at the show, I was told specifically by the Hit-Air person not to attach the vest to the D-rings in any way, because there's a chance of breakage and thus the vest not deploying. Also, couldn't the strap break?

    Has anyone seen this or had experience with this?



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    My Hit-Air is the same way.

    I attached it to these:
    http://www.smartpakequine.com/dee-saver-4153p.aspx

    Growing up in Pony Club we were always taught that these were way safer than the saddle D-Rings for breast plates too.
    The rebel in the grey shirt



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