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#1 Katerina Kallergis

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 05:15 PM

I would like to buy a new vest and before I make my purchase I would like to try out a Pro vest. Is there anyone in the NYC area with a Pro that would allow me to try it out for a day? It may be a hard task considering I am 5'3", fairly small compared to most ops.

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#2 JobScholtze

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:39 AM

Take the trip to L.A and let jack properly fit you a vest. There are measured for your body and waiste, so not every pro vest may suit you.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:23 AM

Try Meg Schrock here in NYC.  If you need an introduction or her info, contact me off the forum. 


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:44 AM

Oh and while you there? DONT, again DONT try the arm and sled. Its gonna wanna get you one


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#5 Katerina Kallergis

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:32 PM

Oh and while you there? DONT, again DONT try the arm and sled. Its gonna wanna get you one


Sounds like a good excuse to take a trip there. I'll make sure not try any new toys. May get jealous of all you Pro peeps.
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#6 Katerina Kallergis

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 01:41 PM

Try Meg Schrock here in NYC.  If you need an introduction or her info, contact me off the forum. 


Thanks Alec. I may have access to one this weekend. I will contact you for her info if it doesn't work out.

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#7 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:35 PM

Kat,

 

While the PRO vest is not as custom fit as a Walter Klassen, it does need to be fit to the user.  You will not get a good sense of its magical properties unless you are comfy.


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#8 Brian Freesh

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:40 PM

I dunno about that. When i first tried one on it was not a good fit. The waist pads overlapped substantially. It was enough to get a good sense for sure.  The one I bought is fitted and much better. Until I got my Pro sled, the vest was my very favorite piece of kit.

 

YMMV, and certainly the more off-size the one you try the less of a sense you'll get. So if it feels very off, it might still be a good idea to get in touch with Meg.


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#9 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 05:39 PM

My point is that when fitted, it is instantly like having your favorite pair of old sneakers on.


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#10 Brian Freesh

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 06:28 PM

Yours came smelling really bad?


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#11 Jessica Lopez

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:07 PM

Hey Kat, 

 

Keep me posted if you come into town. We can try to have a nice Steadi gathering for ya :)


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#12 Katerina Kallergis

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:13 PM

Thanks Jess. That'd be great! Keep you posted on my vest decision. :)
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