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A Reinforced Rear Ruck, better known as pirate carry, is a back carry that utilizes a shorter wrap. This is great for an up and down toddler or while wrapping outdoors in wet conditions as you aren’t wrangling too much fabric.
This carry can be done with a wrap that is 3-4 sizes smaller than your base size. Base size varies from person to person depending on the size of the person. A size 6 is the most commonly used base size; however, a size 5 (4.2m) or size 7 are also common. In this tutorial, VBE Patricia is using a size 3 (3.2m) woven wrap and showcases an alternative finish. Now onto the carry:
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