Taking Your Measurements
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Because the Covert is very closely tailored to your body shape for minimum drag, it is very important to have accurate and detailed measurements. Take all of your measurements wearing lightweight clothing. For all circumference measurements, use a cloth or paper tape.
Please also take a digital photo of yourself in the clothes in which you took the measurments, and email it directly to Jeff Shapiro at shapiro @ willswing.com .
Take off your shoes, stand up straight on a flat floor with your back against a flat vertical wall. Have someone place a ruler on top of your head, hold it level, and measure from the bottom surface of the ruler to the floor.
After completing the Shoulder to Floor and Armpit to Floor measurements with shoes off, please repeat the height measurement (only) with your normal flying shoes on. Enter "Height with flying shoes on – " and this measurement in the special instructions text box.
Shoulder to Floor:
As above, have someone place a ruler on top of your shoulder, midway between your neck and the outer corner of the shoulder (in the area where the harness strap would normally lie). With the ruler leve, measure from the bottom surface of the ruler to the floor.
Armpit to Floor Measurement:
As above, stand with your arms held 30 degrees out from your body with your shoulders level. Have someone hold a ruler up in your armpit, and measure from the top of the ruler to the floor.
Measure the circumference of your chest at the nipples – relaxed, not “expanded.” Women should measure around (including) the breasts, rather than underneath.
As above, measure the circumference around your ribs at the widest point (normally this will be about two inches below the point of the chest measurement.
Measure the circumference of your waist, at the widest part above the belt line.
Measure the circumference of your hips, at the widest part.
Do not increase these measurements to allow for heavier clothing, or reduce them for a tighter fit for cleaner aerodynamics – either of these should be specified separately by requesting a non standard fit – either “loose” or “tight.”
Measure the length of your shoe – do not provide your shoe size.
Weigh yourself without clothes.
Basetube to Attachment Point:
With your glider set-up for flying, measure from the top of the center of the basetube to the bottom of the hang loop. If choosing the Direct-Connect Mains option, measure to hardware attachment above the keel.