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#1 Twojay Dhillon

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 11:15 AM

Let's get two things out of the way so that we can completely swerve around the inevitable ass-grabbing, or just get right to chapping said buttocks:

1) I AM A GPI PRO FAN-BOY
2) #1 IS A FACT BECAUSE OF #2 (WHAT YOU'RE READING): THEY MAKE THE BEST CAMERA STABILIZATION EQUIPMENT, PERIOD.

Okay, now that that's out of the way and you're either nodding your head or wiping salve from your mitts, allow me to divulge.

I've been notified -- shall we say -- by my mentors about my not-so-ideal operating-posture. Additionally, a previous shoulder injury has flared up in recent months. In an attempt to remedy these items I, with my twelve-squirrels-on-bath-salts-for-brains, concoct the idea that by placing more weight on my hips I would take some pressure of my shoulders, thereby allowing me to operate more-upright and also take some pressure off my bum-shoulder.

I make a call to PRO, where the lovely Michelle answers and tells me to get my vest and butt up to the shop, stat.

Upon arrival, Jack looked on at me with tilted-head as I explained my crack-headed idea. After appeasing my desire to bias the weight to my hips, for a few minutes, he prompted me to take my vest off in the way that only Jack can.

Next, Jack tore my vest down to the nuts and bolts (which were replaced with NEW nuts and bolts as is standard at PRO every single time your gear goes in there) and began his mad-scientist-mission.

20 minutes later I'm traipsing about the shop like an overgrown ballerina. Upright and in a lot less pain. And Jack did this without biasing the weight of the sled to my hips. A bloody genious, that man.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, GPI PRO for being the standard that I feel all businesses should aspire to live up to.

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#2 James Davis

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:50 PM

Let's get two things out of the way so that we can completely swerve around the inevitable ass-grabbing, or just get right to chapping said buttocks:

1) I AM A GPI PRO FAN-BOY
2) #1 IS A FACT BECAUSE OF #2 (WHAT YOU'RE READING): THEY MAKE THE BEST CAMERA STABILIZATION EQUIPMENT, PERIOD.

Okay, now that that's out of the way and you're either nodding your head or wiping salve from your mitts, allow me to divulge.

I've been notified -- shall we say -- by my mentors about my not-so-ideal operating-posture. Additionally, a previous shoulder injury has flared up in recent months. In an attempt to remedy these items I, with my twelve-squirrels-on-bath-salts-for-brains, concoct the idea that by placing more weight on my hips I would take some pressure of my shoulders, thereby allowing me to operate more-upright and also take some pressure off my bum-shoulder.

I make a call to PRO, where the lovely Michelle answers and tells me to get my vest and butt up to the shop, stat.

Upon arrival, Jack looked on at me with tilted-head as I explained my crack-headed idea. After appeasing my desire to bias the weight to my hips, for a few minutes, he prompted me to take my vest off in the way that only Jack can.

Next, Jack tore my vest down to the nuts and bolts (which were replaced with NEW nuts and bolts as is standard at PRO every single time your gear goes in there) and began his mad-scientist-mission.

20 minutes later I'm traipsing about the shop like an overgrown ballerina. Upright and in a lot less pain. And Jack did this without biasing the weight of the sled to my hips. A bloody genious, that man.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, GPI PRO for being the standard that I feel all businesses should aspire to live up to.

:D



Glad to hear of your excellent customer experience, out of interest, through what modifications/changes did he make to achieve this dramatic change in weight distribution?

Any light you could shed on it would be interesting.

Cheers

James.

Edited by James Davis, 10 July 2012 - 12:53 PM.

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#3 William Demeritt

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:53 PM

20 minutes later I'm traipsing about the shop like an overgrown ballerina


Pics/video or it didn't happen.
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#4 Kevin Andrews SOC

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:44 PM

Get. The. Pro. Tattoo. Do it. I hear it's 20% off everything for life if you have it!
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#5 Twojay Dhillon

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:54 PM

20 minutes later I'm traipsing about the shop like an overgrown ballerina


Pics/video or it didn't happen.


Guaranteed to happen, bubba. B)
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#6 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

How big does this Pro tattoo have to be and are there specifics of where it has to be?
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#7 RonBaldwin

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

Twojay's tat is quite small...he was limited by the location he chose (or maybe it was cold in the tattoo studio)
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#8 William Demeritt

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:37 PM

He might have just needed a rehearsal before he attempts the long shot?
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#9 Osvaldo Silvera SOC

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

I just laughed so hard I woke up my son, Now someone's in trouble!

PS. Definitely tell us about the adjustments on the vest.

I had a Pro vest a while ago and looks like I soon will again.
Their customer service is quite amazing really.
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#10 Kevin Andrews SOC

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:13 PM

I took out all the little screws on the back of the female socket block except for one and now it pivots when I walk. I call it the Pro Exo-vest.

Oh, you meant Twojay's mod? :blink:
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#11 Twojay Dhillon

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:06 PM

Twojay's tat is quite small...he was limited by the location he chose (or maybe it was cold in the tattoo studio)



In the words of George Costanza: "I WAS IN THE POOL!"

After I warmed up, I lost the bloody discount.

PADRINO


I took out all the little screws on the back of the female socket block except for one and now it pivots when I walk. I call it the Pro Exo-vest.

Oh, you meant Twojay's mod? :blink:


LOL!!!


PS. Definitely tell us about the adjustments on the vest.

I had a Pro vest a while ago and looks like I soon will again.
Their customer service is quite amazing really.


I'm totally unqualified to answer, as the majority of the adjusting was done under the velcro of the back-flap after Jack dropped the center spar by one screw hole and adjusted the angle of the dangle of the chest-strap attachments to the chest-plate (I should seriously know the correct nomenclature of these items by now; Please don't punish me by making me drink anymore moonshine, Jack!)

I believe the best answer will come from Jack and I may very well be able to transcribe what sayeth he, direct from PRO HQ, mañana. Stay tuned!

p.s. Even though Jack dropped the center spar by one screw hole, the waist pad is riding no lower than it was before. Yes, it is a dark, dark, art that Jack and Co. practice over there in Santa Clarita. :ph34r:
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#12 Brian Freesh

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:06 AM

It's not magic, it's very good, extremely customizable design. Glad your vest is fitting you better now :)
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