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#1 axel ebermann

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 02:38 PM

Love my Exovest. But I feel that the socket blocked is just sitting a little bit too high for my taste.
Aka the default position of the socket block / arm / sled is about 3" higher that I would like it too have.

Has anybody come up with a 'socket block lowering bracket' for the Exovest ?

Basically the Exovest equivalent of the IBaird Pro Vest bracket.
 


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#2 Tom Wills

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 02:42 PM

Have you lowered the socket block to be as low as it can be - on the same level of the waistband? (see the bottom of page 7 of the manual here: http://www.tiffen.co.../LIT-815780.pdf ) If not, that seems like an easy solution.


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#3 chris fawcett

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 02:45 PM

Hi Axel,

Have you tried this position?

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#4 chris fawcett

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 03:39 PM

(Page 7 in the manual:)

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 05:39 AM

Hey Tom,

Thanks for that. I didn't see your reply when I posted the same information :)

Happy holidays all!

Chris
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#6 axel ebermann

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:50 PM

thanks. will try.

 

(maybe I should read a manual once in a while :-)

 

 

Have you lowered the socket block to be as low as it can be - on the same level of the waistband? (see the bottom of page 7 of the manual here: http://www.tiffen.co.../LIT-815780.pdf ) If not, that seems like an easy solution.


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#7 chris fawcett

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 05:41 AM

:)

Let us know if that gets you low enough!

Happy holidays,

Chris
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#8 Lisa Sene

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 12:05 AM

Hi Axel,

 

I typically fly with my socket block mounted in the "bridge plate jumping over the lower pivot" configuration on my Exovest. I find it puts the weight of the rig right over my own center of gravity, and feels most natural. It's a quick change, and can be done with the vest still on your body. 

 

Happy flying!

 

Lisa


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