Trouser Elastics Why???

#1
Ive recently joined the Army and I can't work out why people wear elastics or drawstrings in the bottom of there trousers. My corporal told me that it was to stop spiders crawing up your leg but civilianns don't seem to have this problem so why do we??
 
#3
TheCountCounts said:
Ive recently joined the Army and I can't work out why people wear elastics or drawstrings in the bottom of there trousers. My corporal told me that it was to stop spiders crawing up your leg but civilianns don't seem to have this problem so why do we??
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Oh I thought you meant the Northern Irish band, best know for "Gloria" and being a launchpad for Van Morrison's career...............
 
#8
Perhaps spiders like the taste of squaddie or perhaps squaddies go to places, sometimes sandy sometimes not, that civilians (one N) don't. In my day we wore elastics (Don't tell the RSM) because trying to tuck trousers into gaiters and look even half tidy was impossible.
 
#10
TheCountCounts said:
Ive recently joined the Army and I can't work out why people wear elastics or drawstrings in the bottom of there trousers. My corporal told me that it was to stop spiders crawing up your leg but civilianns don't seem to have this problem so why do we??
Fair point. Don't wear them then and when an NCO, Sgt Maj or the RSM grips you ask them to show you were in Regulations it says the trousers must be worn like that.

If you get any problems tell them Dingerr sent you, that should see them straight.

Whatever happens stick by your guns and don't give in to them, they are just nasty men who shout alot :twisted:
 
#11
get the elastics to FCUK they have a link to tendon problems in the achillies
these things should be burnt at any opportunity.


By the way I hate them
 
#12
TheCountCounts said:
Ive recently joined the Army and I can't work out why people wear elastics or drawstrings in the bottom of there trousers. My corporal told me that it was to stop spiders crawing up your leg but civilianns don't seem to have this problem so why do we??
If you havent been in long you wont of been in a long exercise in snowy conditions. Elastics are designed to keep your legs nice and warm, firstly drink numerous pints of alcohol to warm your body up then swamp into your combats and have nice warm legs. Once the legs get cold untie the drain valve and top up as neccessary. :twisted:
 
#14
craftsmanx said:
Perhaps spiders like the taste of squaddie or perhaps squaddies go to places, sometimes sandy sometimes not, that civilians (one N) don't. In my day we wore elastics (Don't tell the RSM) because trying to tuck trousers into gaiters and look even half tidy was impossible.
Gaiters ! Those were anklets. Fcukin Bishops wear gaiters.
 
#16
Aaaah good old trouser blousers, used to be sold by silvermans but that was in the good old days of putees and DMS boots, two piece noddy suits with seperate hood, woolly pully's, trousers lightwieght and other such things of my youth mmmm those were the days.
 
#17
talking out of your arrse mate[/quote]

and your med experence of this is ?

I have had at least 6 blokes with tendon probs in 95 combats, suggested stop using elastics problem gone.
 
#18
so you are saying that they had twisters so tight that they had tendonitis?


obviously bellends if they had to seek med help for that and should have been brown lettered.
 
#19
whitemouse75 said:
talking out of your arrse mate
RMA1 said:
I have had at least 6 blokes with tendon probs in 95 combats, suggested stop using elastics problem gone.
6 out of 100,000 who use twists, you've clearly hit the nail on the head there - no chance of being anything else?

Out of interest how long have RMA1's been allowed to diagnose and treat patients without referal to a doctor for injuries such as this?
 
#20
It was something we were stopped from doing years ago as well. Too tight constriction on the lower leg stopped blood circulating properly, increasing lower limb injury. So said the lower limb injury specialist physio who called it at the time.
 

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