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#1 John Hatcher

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 03:44 PM

I'm truly loving my Exo!  My spotter is loving it even more if that's possible!  :)  Has anyone added a little padding to the hip pads?  I'm noticing my hip bones are getting very tender after a long day and I have them pretty centered on the pads.  I have a 38 inch waist.

Thx!


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#2 chris fawcett

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 10:51 PM

Hey John,

Glad you're loving it!

Maybe your pad problem is due to your keeping your pelvis level as you walk. That's an old habit I struggle to get out of, but it causes the vest to rub as it's trying to pivot with your movement. Let me know if that's the case, if not, we'll sort something out for you pad wise.

Keep in touch.

All the best,

Chris
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Posted 18 April 2015 - 05:05 AM

Ahh could be!  I'll try to stay in tuned to the hips to see if that's what's going on and keep you posted! :)  Thanks Chris!


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#4 chris fawcett

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 08:21 AM

John,

Here's a couple of exercises. Stand with the rig in front of you, feet 2' apart, then shift your weight from one leg to the other moving side to side keeping your body erect and your knees locked. Feel how your pelvis moves, and the vest with it, then take a few steps allowing the same movement to happen naturally.

Also try taking a few steps deliberately swaying your pelvis like a catwalk model just to stretch out the muscles that are usually in tension, then continue walking normally, just allowing your pelvis to move normally. Your gluteus medius and your abdominal muscles should be relaxed.

http://en.m.wikipedi...s_medius_muscle

Let us know how it goes!

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 11:18 PM

Ok!  Will do in the next day or so and keep you posted!  :)  Thank you!


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Posted 19 April 2015 - 11:29 PM

Welcome!
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#7 Andrew Jansen

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 08:08 PM

Where can I try this vest ?


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:10 AM

Andrew, where are you based?
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#9 Andrew Jansen

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 11:46 PM

Los Angeles


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#10 chris fawcett

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 03:47 AM

Andrew,

 

You can try the vest at the Steadicam facility in Burbank. Just give them a call at 818 843-4600.

 

Let me know how it goes!

 

Chris


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#11 Andrew Jansen

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 01:33 PM

Cheers mate !


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