Back mount vest
Posted 01 September 2005 - 11:49 AM
I tested it out on a job with very light weight , about 8 kg, and found it very nice but I notised tha I foelt a little bit of a twich in my upper back muscles after wearing it a while...
Can anyone that owns a real back mounted vest share their thoughts so maybe I can make some adjustmants?
Posted 11 September 2005 - 06:34 PM
The arm flexed, since titanium is springy. The vest was fairly comfy- I made the pads out of Thermopedic Memory Foam. Had I made the armature out of carbon-fiber composite I might really have had something. The vest was honeycomb carbon-fiber composite and was very light yet rigid.
The next vest was all carbon-fiber honeycomb, but I had it all filled with epoxy. It was 100% rigid and I attached the arm socket directly on the right hip. It worked pretty well, although the padding never really worked out well.
Both vests were attempts to stay in my large rig after suffering a broken back in an accident. I ultimately moved on to lighter rigs like the Flyer, but making both vests was an education.
Having seen quite a few iterations of the Klaussen vest, I must say that you are getting what you are paying for here. The measurements, padding, air bladders and whatnot all contribute to a unique feel and weight distribution. It is not for everyone but it sure is a fascinating and valid option.
Posted 11 September 2005 - 09:40 PM
The vest was fairly comfy- I made the pads out of Thermopedic Memory Foam.
I've wondered about this. I have a pillow made from this foam and it has done wonders with my sore neck. (Alec Jarnagin can attest to the intense volume when I whip my head around to POP it into place. Very Exorcist and rather loud.)
So I thought that a vest made from this padding would make a lot of sense for a vest, especially a rigid-back one. You could still put air bladders behind the pads.