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#1 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:58 PM

My Flyer vest is too long for my torso and I've had to (non-destructively) add some padding to compensate.

I'd like to trade for your Flyer compact vest if you need a standard vest.
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#2 Emre Tufekci

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 01:58 PM

My Flyer vest is too long for my torso and I've had to (non-destructively) add some padding to compensate.

I'd like to trade for your Flyer compact vest if you need a standard vest.


I remmeber somebody from another forum who bought a Flyer but got the compact vest by mistake. He might be willing to do a trade.

Here is what I have for his contact info:
Concept2Motion, LLC
Canton, OH
http://www.concept2motion.com
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#3 Brian Freesh

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:11 PM

Hi Mark,

Just curious if the problem is that you can't shorten the vest enough, or if the middle adjustment bar hits you in the face once it is down that low? If the latter, you can just cut the top off. If the former, you have room to drill another hole for the locking pin below the bottom most hole. that'll only gain you an inch. Otherwise you'll need the compact vest breast plate, which is probably why you are looking for it...
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#4 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:28 PM

(oops duplicate)
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#5 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:40 PM

Overall it's too long, and in particular the Y-spar (breastplate) is too long; chest straps cross under my ribcage instead of across them. I've sandwiched 1" closed-cell foam between the stock pads and shell, on the shoulders and across the mid-back, to take up enough slack to get the straps near where they need to be. It's now workable but just barely. And it looks like cr*p.



Hi Mark,

Just curious if the problem is that you can't shorten the vest enough, or if the middle adjustment bar hits you in the face once it is down that low? If the latter, you can just cut the top off. If the former, you have room to drill another hole for the locking pin below the bottom most hole. that'll only gain you an inch. Otherwise you'll need the compact vest breast plate, which is probably why you are looking for it...


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#6 Brian Freesh

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:52 PM

Gotcha, good luck on your hunt. Keep in mind the relative prices of the two vests.

You could always do what Peter did to make the original - Hack it apart and reattach!
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