Posted by Jusfer aka Eins on August 12, 2000 at 07:44:10:
In Reply to: apparently the locals are GLAD the 'yukon' is popular... posted by kelphead on August 08, 2000 at 19:42:20:
I know what you mean about the rig being heavy. But remember, on your old BC, you had the same weight, it was just not distributed over the back (via backplate) and the hips (via weights) but all concentrated on the hips.
To maintain your buoyancy (ceteris paribus), you'll need the same ballast. Maybe even more on a conventional, padded BC which tends to take a while before it lets go all the trapped air (which has to be offset by more weight).
Bending forward from a sitting position may be harder because now you have a lot of weight on your back.
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