Anovos TK ANH Calves

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Anovos TK ANH Calves

Post by Reichwolff » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:51 pm

I love this armor but I hate the Velcro seams on the calf sections.

I saw a comment on how some folks are replacing this with Bra Hooks and White Elastic.

Anyone here have experience with this modification?

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Re: Anovos TK ANH Calves

Post by IcyTrooper » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:45 pm

Did you check over on whitearmor.net? I can't remember who has it in the GWS, I'm pretty sure that everyone that I know (or can remember) went the velcro route. UKWrait has a thread up on that website (https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/ ... ent-470387) that should help clarify.

Not sure if you had checked that out yet or not.
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Re: Anovos TK ANH Calves

Post by Reichwolff » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:05 am

Yep saw that thread, I'm going to attempt it. I was just wondering if anyone local had done it yet?
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Post by IcyTrooper » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:26 pm

Ahhh haha, I figured that you had but wanted to send just in case.
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Post by IcyTrooper » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:02 pm

I have also wondered how they would hold up long term with the hook and loop since the Anovos armor is a little thinner than some of the other makers' armor.
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Re: Anovos TK ANH Calves

Post by Reichwolff » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:53 pm

That is my biggest concern. Drilling the holes and If those holes would crack under pressure once you apply the hooks.

Maybe I can replace the full strip of Velcro that comes with the armor into 3 smaller sections or tabs, Might be easier than risking the holes and should be easier to put on.

I'll have to think on it.
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Post by IcyTrooper » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:47 pm

Yeah that is mine too. I guess it just depends on how evenly you spread the weight amongst those clips.

I just used some industrial strength outdoor white velcro (actual Velcro brand) and stuck it on there and it hasn't moved since then. I can't remember if I glued them down though, I don't think I did though. That Anovos velcro is crap compared to the actual Velcro brand stuff. I only used the Anovos strapping and velcro if it was stitched to the elastic or webbing and any velcro that was glued on by Anovos I split apart and CA glued or E6000'd them together and it made it perfect.
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Re: Anovos TK ANH Calves

Post by Reichwolff » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:30 pm

Yeah I think I'll just swap out the Anovos strips for better Velcro sections and see how that works first before drilling holes. 8)
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Re: Anovos TK ANH Calves

Post by Moriar69 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:49 am

I have a set of AP and my shins never stay closed for long using Velcro so I end up using white duct tape to hold them shut. The actors in the movies used white gaffers tape so I do too! Hahahaha!
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