Topit advise

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Postby Guest » 02/01/03 05:09 PM

Which style of topit do you feel is the most advantagous and why ?

Postby Guest » 02/18/03 10:49 AM

I have the Jay Scott Berry topit installed in my coat (both sides) and they work well. They have the "backs" like the Ammar topit to catch things that were inadvertently overthrown or thrown to high. They are also accessible from the outside pockets. There's something else about them which makes them a little more foolproof, however publically mentioning exactly what that is might be overstepping what's appropriate to discuss in this medium. I had mine installed when JSB did a seminar at the Castle last summer. Look him up the next time he's in your neck of the woods. Good Luck!

Postby Guest » 02/18/03 12:14 PM

Ive used Ammar, Cloutier, and Pat Page style topits. While all have various pluses and minuses the best topit I have ever seen is the one used by Jim Cellini. It is utterly brilliant in construction and thought. It is designed to use the entire area of the coat including both pockets and doesnt cost any more to have installed than an Ammar or Cloutier.

The system for connecting it to your body is so elegantly simple that it defies explanation as to why no one thought of it before. This hooks up and unhooks automatically. It happens in a blink, you really do not feel like you are wearing a topit.

Cellini sells the patterns and if you use a topit often you have to at least see the work this guy has done.

It is the best.



Postby Guest » 02/18/03 12:48 PM

Thanks for your advise and help guys

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