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Old 03-24-2015, 07:11 PM   #15
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Lean forward going in so that your head is already inside before taking that last step up. On the way out get your head out first and then step down. Make it a 2 stage process and you'll be safe.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:24 PM   #16
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Hit mine the other day for the first time ever. Did it HARD though. Knocked me on my butt. No problem remembering how far to duck since. I probably clear it by two feet now.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:34 PM   #17
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Yea, I'm learning the hard way and I hung a piece of foam to remind myself. So far so good. I guess it's the pain of having the silver beauty.

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Old 03-25-2015, 06:37 AM   #18
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I was banging my head on the doorframe as I headed out, especially if I was carrying something. My solution was to leave the step halfway folded up. "Knowing" that I have to look where I'm stepping seems to work better than "knowing" that there is a low doorway. I'm all for anything to keep my head from bleeding!
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:39 AM   #19
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Sounds like an opportunity for a "duck or grouse" sign!
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:58 AM   #20
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Since I'm an ex-Navy guy, the knee-knocker "hunch" going in that door is what I use...head and shoulders bent, knees lifted a bit more than usual to get clearance. I have whacked the interior pad a couple times before the "hunch" habit returned.


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Painful memories of a slow learning curve, I must have sewn up 50 men over the years for that reason. I have used a plastic duck decoy over the door in places where you risk a near concussion... It begs the question, "What is the duck for?" OHHHHH I get it..... It really "quacks" them up....
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:13 AM   #21
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You guys must me Tall, I have never bumped my head on the door opening.
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:32 AM   #22
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Meh. I'm only 5 foot 12 inches tall...according to my draft board.


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Old 03-27-2015, 07:42 AM   #23
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Im only 4 feet 26 inches....
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:37 AM   #24
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Ha-ha! I’m 6’5” so you get no sympathy here! I’ve cracked my head 1 time in 17 years on the AS door. My secret, 15 years working on fast attack submarines. I always approach the AS door as if it were a water tight hatch. - Ray
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Old 03-27-2015, 10:43 PM   #25
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Yep. I imagine a big "Z" on the inside and outside, and the hunch follows automagically.


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