Posted by Kendall Raine on November 20, 2000 at 13:09:54:
In Reply to: Re: OT, but on the other side of the spectrum, posted by kelphead on November 14, 2000 at 13:47:00:
In terms of loft, you're right, a little extra loft can make a big difference on a long hang. But, before you overweight, make sure you've done the following:
1) Get a good 400 g thinsulate undergarment.
2) Make sure your hood isn't beat
3) Make sure your weighting will allow you to hover at 15 fsw with a near empty tank-200psi. That way you can complete your stop(s) even if you're OOA and having to share.
4) If that's not enough to allow you a little bit of loft-not the Michelin Man-with the usual 500-800 psi remining, add a couple of pounds at a time until you're dialed in.
If you're already wearing 400 g's, extra layering probably won't benefit you that much. Loft is better.
MHK is right about the NE wreckers, though, they often dive too heavy. Excess lead kills.
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