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    Re: Experts: Tape test has huge margin of error

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Squid View Post
    The tape test isn't the only margin for error. When I re-joined the Navy recently, my first PFA height measurement put me at 5' 6". Six months later, I'm 5' 8". Another six months, and I'm 5' 9". Who could've imagined I'd get a second growth spurt well into my 30s! Must be something in the water.
    That's because you were stretching out to make tape!

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    Re: Experts: Tape test has huge margin of error

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    That's because you were stretching out to make tape!
    I try my damnedest to do that every time. I'm normally a hair over 5' 8", but how on Earth does someone read 5' 6"? Given my consistent weight, I almost failed my first BCA.
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    Re: Experts: Tape test has huge margin of error

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Squid View Post
    The tape test isn't the only margin for error. When I re-joined the Navy recently, my first PFA height measurement put me at 5' 6". Six months later, I'm 5' 8". Another six months, and I'm 5' 9". Who could've imagined I'd get a second growth spurt well into my 30s! Must be something in the water.
    Agreed. Over my 20 in, depending on whom was taping me, my waist went fro 35-39, my neck from 15-18, and my height from 5ft 9 to 6ft..

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