Posted by kelphead on July 05, 2000 at 16:39:30:
In Reply to: My test dives with a Halcyon SS backplate (long) posted by Robert M on July 04, 2000 at 17:47:38:
i, too, was able to take out the 'halcyon' 36# wing
this past weekend for a 2nd try.
i have quickly become a fan of the backplate/back
inflate type of b.c. for the same reasons you have
noted in your post, but for some reason i still can't
get the harness system to work for me. the entire time
during both dives the entire b.c. was very loose on
i was using the wt integrated pouches this time, but
it seemed as if i couldn't wear the right side pouch
AND tighten the waistbelt as much as it needed and
could be tightened b/c the pouch was in the way.
((i guess i'm just really small and have way too
much slack webbing???!!!))
i think i may end up trying a different brand (ie,
'dive rite') if i can't get the 'halcyon' to work
the other thing that i noticed--especially on these
shore dives that i did--is that the steel backplate
really seems to make this rig much heavier than
my own 'seaquest' b.c., which has a plastic tank
holder. my shoulders and back were really sore
afterwards from carrying such a heavy load back
and forth...not sure what i can do about that, though...
i'd like to maybe try it out again, if mike lets
me borrow the rig a little longer.
= : )
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