Aaron – I think you’ll find that allot of folks have had the rib issues and have worked through them differently. As each of or physical traits are completely different – each individual will find different variations of a ribvest/seat that suit them best. I fought and fought with rib pains for nearly an entire year, changing out seat after seat, trying this vest and that vest, and any combination of the two. I finally bought the ribtech seat and used with the ribtech vest only to find that the combination helped the rib issue, but created “pinch” and pressure issues. It was finally suggested to just “trust the seat” and try it without use the vest – which I did – and that was my personal comfort miracle! A proper fitting Ribtech seat and no vest – no pains for me anymore.
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