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 Post subject: Modded my ABS vario frame
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:09 pm 
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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
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Fits snugly under the flap where the canister sits
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I should probably reinforce the bottom to avoid damage to the fabric
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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.

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