>Would it be possible to make a minimal wing version and 2 curved more flexible wing extensions and attach them together in some variable way.
Why? Kevin says in an earlier post >Yes, the wings are flexable and they flex more as you get closer to the tips.>
>Now the wing extensions could be shaped and positioned so their top edges perfectly follow the crest of the users hips for about 100mm to the point at the front of the hips where the crest falls away.
>>Note this has some parallels to, but might be a big improvement on an Aarn belt.
note that both mchale and Aarn donot use any stiffeners in the belt. Best to keep carbon wings to minimum and as flexible as possible.
You will not find plastic stiffeners in our hip belts either. The belts wrap so effectively that they create their own firm structure. Belt stiffeners are the current hallmark of high-tech packs. It is really too bad real people are not as insensitive as mannequins because we think the new crop of belts on the market are a step backward in comfort. mchale packs
I am not sure can one improve on aarn hipbelt. There is so much attention to the details on aarn packs that it is mind boggling. Lately, I have been drooling over aarn packs. Now if they made packs using cuben fiber and pack weighed under a pound... but thats not going to happen.
Similar idea can be used here: