Posted by Walt on June 04, 2005 at 08:55:24:
In Reply to: I beleive I was the first. posted by Chris on June 04, 2005 at 00:13:54:
My thought is to use the hardpack alone for beach diving, as its about the most streamlined profile for entry/exit, short of having gills.
I really like my Dive-Rite transpac, but I suspect that if I add wings to the hardpack I'll be "hooked", using it for hardpack boat diving as well.
The main thing I don't like about the transpac (or any BC) is that its always there, hanging like a parachute, though the DR's elastic cover does pull it in better than most wings. The Oxycheq set-up seems pretty streamlined and your photos bear that out. 18# of lift is all I'd need anyway, so that accounts for the narrower profile of the Oxycheq, as the DR transpac wings are 30#, thus much larger.
Thanks, Chris, great advice as usual!
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