Jump to content



Photo

New Exovest Owners!

Pad Change

  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 chris fawcett

chris fawcett

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 1016 posts
  • Europe

Posted 04 October 2015 - 07:54 AM

New Exovest owners. There's a change to the pad system on the vest to deal with the problems of working with memory foam in sub-zero conditions, and we think summer performance has been improved as well.

 
If your pads look like the ones below, with the grey 3-D spacer mesh on the inside, here's some info that hasn't hit the user manual yet.
 
The configuration with the blue memory foam on the inside is for summer. Pull all the layers out, and reverse the whole sandwich for winter. The white foam stays always in the middle (though please feel free to experiment).
 
Please note that this is a rolling change, not part of an upgrade package. The older pads are just fine—I still have them—but these new ones are available from Steadicam if you think you need them.
 
Attached File  IMG_7181.JPG   208.48KB   68 downloads
Attached File  IMG_7183.JPG   140.97KB   62 downloads
Attached File  IMG_7185.JPG   146.59KB   61 downloads

  • 1

#2 Alan G. Kelly

Alan G. Kelly

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 39 posts
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Posted 12 October 2015 - 09:39 PM

Thanks Chris.


  • 0

#3 Jess Doxey

Jess Doxey

    New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
  • London

Posted 30 August 2016 - 03:16 PM

could i ask any exovest owners if they have had any of their velcro start to come away from their vest at all, from the side where the clasp goes into, 

 

mine has come away i think dues to a combo of heat and the clasp system going a bit between the pad and the vest. 

 

it definitely isn't a problem once the vest is on and under load, only thinking of just replacing the velcro myself.

 

don't know if anything similar has happened to anyone?


  • 0

#4 chris fawcett

chris fawcett

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 1016 posts
  • Europe

Posted 31 August 2016 - 02:24 AM

Hi there Jess,

Sorry to hear that. If you contact Joe Wilbur, I'm sure he'll send you a new peice of velcro. Part number is 815-7895-03 (though give him the details, just in case I got it wrong). Make sure you apply the new Velcro nice and warm, otherwise t won't stick well.

jwilbur@tiffen.com

I hope this cures your problem.

All the best,

Chris
  • 0

#5 Jess Doxey

Jess Doxey

    New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
  • London

Posted 31 August 2016 - 06:13 AM

not to worry its just wear and tear, 

 

still works wonderfully


  • 0

#6 chris fawcett

chris fawcett

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 1016 posts
  • Europe

Posted 31 August 2016 - 07:36 PM

Good to hear!
  • 0

#7 PeterAbraham

PeterAbraham

    Advanced Member

  • Sustaining Members
  • 902 posts
  • New York City

Posted 10 September 2016 - 08:20 PM

An added tip to Chris' excellent idea of warming the adhesive ( normal hair dryer- a heat gun will melt the Velcro !! ) is this: Take fairly rough sandpaper and mark out where you want to apply the Velcro. Put tape all around that area to protect it. Then abrade the whole area that you are going to use gently.

 

The warmed and softened adhesive ( technically called V-40 by the Velcro company ) will grab better.

 

Best to all,

 

Peter Abraham, S.O.C.


  • 2




Boland Communications

SkyDreams

Teradek

GPI Pro Systems

rebotnix Technologies

Ritter Battery

Varizoom Follow Focus

PLC Electronics Solutions

BOXX

Omnishot Systems

IDX

Betz Tools for Stabilizers

Wireless Video Systems

PLC - Bartech

Paralinx LLC

Engineered Cinema Solutions

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS