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Pilot vest upgrade: where is the manual ?


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#1 Steven Nichols

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

I just got a Steadicam Merlin Vest Buckle & Belt Upgrade Kit for my Pilot... But it did not come with any kind of instructions :( Any idea where I could find that ?
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#2 Tom Wills

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

Hey Steven,

First of all, I wouldn't change the font size on here! It's almost impossible to read your post without zooming in!

Anyways, the Buckle upgrade kit was pretty straightforward when I did it on my old Merlin vest. Just make sure all of the buckles are on the same side, so you can actually get out of the vest. What kind of confusion are you having with it?

EDIT: I found a picture from an old thread on DVInfo.net. Here it is - this should help you put it together properly.

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#3 Steven Nichols

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

Thanks Tom... and sorry about the font size ;)

So far I did not try anything but based on the DVInfo post, I think I am not the only one wishing for some instructions from Tiffen! But the picts should get me thru this.
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#4 Steven Nichols

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:07 AM

OK so I figured it out pretty easily with the pictures, thanks ;) I think however some of the straps are way to long so I will cut them to my needs.
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#5 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

Instead of cutting them, I would try to fasten them somehow. Just in case you want to sell you vest some day...
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#6 G Magnus

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 03:51 PM

Thanks Tom! This is the exact reason I came here. There are surprisingly few example to how to properly rig the vest and this was helpful... 


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