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34mph34mph Posts: 171 Baller
So I have been skiing with this vest for like 3 -4 years now and it has allowed me to get back into skiing because of Low back problems , don't have any problems with that anymore , but in last 1 1/2 i have been dealing with alot of upper back and neck soreness. I thought it was how I was pulling ( maybe harder) but decided to take apart vest last week and the plastic is cracked on both sides. Called Goode and they are making new one for me. The questions i have is for those that use the vest do they have same soreness ? , has your vest cracked? have you heat molded it ? I'm thinking the heat molding would help. I was thinking that would heat mold around normal t-spine curve in back ? How have you guys done this ? Thanks for insight.

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  • Steven HainesSteven Haines Posts: 934 Solid Baller
    sent you a message.
  • 34mph34mph Posts: 171 Baller
    thanks man , got it . They are sending me a new one . Do you think better to heat mold in oven or just use a heat gun to upper part?
  • Steven HainesSteven Haines Posts: 934 Solid Baller
    the oven worKed real well! I just used a heat gun to touch up the edges and also get a tighter fit in my lower back
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,179 Mega Baller
    @34mph‌ I cracked a back plate annually. Goode always replaced it. Heat moulding didn't stop the cracking, but it did make it fit better. It didn't cause upper back or neck issues for me.
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  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,179 Mega Baller
    edited July 2014
    @34mph‌ Here are a couple of photos of how I had been molding my back plates with a heat gun:

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  • 34mph34mph Posts: 171 Baller
    Heat gun ? what was your process
  • Steven HainesSteven Haines Posts: 934 Solid Baller
    I Know the power vest Isn't common Place, but they're a godsend to the guys like us that need them!
    SkiJay
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,179 Mega Baller
    @34mph‌ I'm l sure a hair dryer would work too. I just heated up the part I was shaping until it became soft and pliable then hand shaped it as it cooled (with mechanic's gloves on).
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