Down Under Method

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Down Under Method

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:27 pm

I don't think a video like this has been posted here before.


This may get me wearing nato straps more often.


See video below.
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Re: Down Under Method

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:32 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:27 pm
I don't think a video like this has been posted here before.


This may get me wearing nato straps more often.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGo-Xixr6WU


If someone can post the video here, instead of the link, it would be appreciated.

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Re: Down Under Method

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:33 pm

Thanks, Terry.
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Re: Down Under Method

Post by jeckyll » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:51 pm

Don't be afraid to neuter that NATO...
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Re: Down Under Method

Post by bedlam » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:43 am

jeckyll wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:51 pm
Don't be afraid to neuter that NATO...
^^
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Re: Down Under Method

Post by jtbenson » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:04 am

so matt, what exactly were you searching on you tube that led you to this title??

:shock: :stir: :lol:
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Re: Down Under Method

Post by 59yukon01 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:19 am

Not the thread I was hoping for based on the title.

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Re: Down Under Method

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:45 am

jtbenson wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:04 am
so matt, what exactly were you searching on you tube that led you to this title??

:shock: :stir: :lol:



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Re: Down Under Method

Post by unsub073 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:40 am

I'm kinda disappointed. I figured this would have taken a completely different turn.

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Re: Down Under Method

Post by mattcantwin » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:59 am

Took me almost a month to give it a go (video helped).

I imagine many people not liking this, but it works fine for me.


I was always put off by the strap folds near the watch head.

Definitely prefer this look.


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The method puts everything under the wrist.

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Despite how it looks, it's comfortable.

(strap is not as tight as it appears in picture)
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Re: Down Under Method

Post by HapaHapa » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:06 am

This is how I have my Haveston set up. It’s awkward when you put it on but works well.
I don’t understand why this is “new”. These fools never tried moving the watch to a different part of the strap?

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Re: Down Under Method

Post by mattcantwin » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:28 am

HapaHapa wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:06 am

These fools never tried moving the watch to a different part of the strap?


It's not simply shifting the watch, it changes the way the strap goes around the wrist.



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Re: Down Under Method

Post by HapaHapa » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:24 am

Aha. Didn't get that. Thank you.
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Re: Down Under Method

Post by mattcantwin » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:25 am

HapaHapa wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:24 am
Aha. Didn't get that. Thank you.
I didn't either, I had to watch the video twice to figure it out. :shifty:
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Re: Down Under Method

Post by Torrid » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:56 pm

Personally I like the way NATOs wear standard but I should give this a try. I haven’t strayed from the ISOfrane on the NAFT in a while though.

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Re: Down Under Method

Post by DrWapenshaw » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:15 pm

Doesnt this “undo” a nato?

If a watch with nato worn properly breaks the pin or pops out etc, the watch stays on the wrist. It doesnt go screaming down the canyon wall or whatever.
Doesnt this way undo that? Now if the pin breaks doesnt the watch now come completely off the wrist? No more nato “safety catch” ?
Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

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Re: Down Under Method

Post by HapaHapa » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:30 pm

No, it’s just doubled up on the other side of your wrist.
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Re: Down Under Method

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:33 am

unsub073 wrote:I'm kinda disappointed. I figured this would have taken a completely different turn.

Here ya go... the down under method.

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Re: Down Under Method

Post by DrWapenshaw » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:51 am

HapaHapa wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:30 pm
No, it’s just doubled up on the other side of your wrist.
Ok, I watched it again this morning.
The doubled up part is what keeps the watch on your wrist if it loses a pin. It might feel better this way, but again, if the pin pops out the watch is GONE.

If you wear a nato as intended the watch will stay on your wrist. This may “feel” and “look” nice but it takes away the retention of the nato with a lost pin when doing active stuff.
Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

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Re: Down Under Method

Post by tattoo chef » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:43 am

DrWapenshaw wrote: Ok, I watched it again this morning.
The doubled up part is what keeps the watch on your wrist if it loses a pin. It might feel better this way, but again, if the pin pops out the watch is GONE.
I don’t wear Natos but watching the video, doesn’t it act like a one piece Nato in this configuration? The strap is still going under the lug pins on both sides.
When buckled, if a pin came out the watch should still be connected at one lug pin to the strap correct?



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Re: Down Under Method

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:54 am

I took out a pin, it still hangs on.


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Re: Down Under Method

Post by DrWapenshaw » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:35 am

mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:54 am
I took out a pin, it still hangs on.


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Guess I was still asleep....

Well that is cool and I am going to try it. Thanks for sharing!
Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

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Re: Down Under Method

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:45 am

Just a heads up that it is a pain in the butt putting the strap on the wrist compared to the standard method.
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Re: Down Under Method

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:49 am

DrWapenshaw wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:51 am
HapaHapa wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:30 pm
No, it’s just doubled up on the other side of your wrist.
Ok, I watched it again this morning.
The doubled up part is what keeps the watch on your wrist if it loses a pin. It might feel better this way, but again, if the pin pops out the watch is GONE.

If you wear a nato as intended the watch will stay on your wrist. This may “feel” and “look” nice but it takes away the retention of the nato with a lost pin when doing active stuff.
Even a one piece nato still keeps the watch on your wrist if you lose a spring bar. Because the same single piece of nylon weaves between both sets of pins.

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Re: Down Under Method

Post by DrWapenshaw » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:18 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:49 am
DrWapenshaw wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:51 am
HapaHapa wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:30 pm
No, it’s just doubled up on the other side of your wrist.
Ok, I watched it again this morning.
The doubled up part is what keeps the watch on your wrist if it loses a pin. It might feel better this way, but again, if the pin pops out the watch is GONE.

If you wear a nato as intended the watch will stay on your wrist. This may “feel” and “look” nice but it takes away the retention of the nato with a lost pin when doing active stuff.
Even a one piece nato still keeps the watch on your wrist if you lose a spring bar. Because the same single piece of nylon weaves between both sets of pins.
You dont know anything about Natos!
Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

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