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 Post subject: Modded my ABS vario frame
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Location: Zurich, Switzerland
I don't know if anyone else is annoyed with this, but I've always found my ABS vario frame way to soft. When using it with my 40-liter Dakine pack it kind of sags together because of the weight.

So, today I realized that the "regular frame" that comes with the DaKine ABS packs actually have a steel-wire frame that fits perfectly into the ABS vario unit, giving it a lot more "stiffness". Here are a few picks from inserting it:

Inserting the steel wire thingy

Fits snugly under the flap where the canister sits

I should probably reinforce the bottom to avoid damage to the fabric

I was just wondering if anyone else have done similar things to their vario packs. I have my yearly canister test coming up so I'll perform the test with the steel frame "mounted", just to make sure it doesn't hinder the inflation of the bladders.

Trondh (Zurich, Switzerland)
Prior Fissile 172 split / Prior Swallowtail 172 split / Prior AMF 162 Split / Never Summer Premier F1 159

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