Posted by Maciek on July 23, 2001 at 17:43:01:
In Reply to: My perspective on the DIR demo -long posted by ChrisM on July 23, 2001 at 17:01:15:
Nice and accurate summary Chris.
I had a chance to get to dive a rig in pool earlier. All the weight was BP and some lead in pockets. That was in 7 mil shorty (top of my two piece). Trim was abosolutely perfect back then. It almost FORCED me horizontal when under water. At Casino Point I regretfully had plenty of lead on my hips (25 lbs) Believe me, I felt the difference. But that's all fixable with steel tank or tank weights.
I didn't get that air moving around in BC impression you had, but what I absolutely love about crotch strap is that it keeps junk in place. Somehow I always end up with weights piling BC down to my armpits and suspicious rumbling and shuffling when I, say, spin around while horizontal. With that rig it doesn't really matter which way is down. Glued to your back.
Any particular reason that back valve has no plastic knob on the end of rope? That bugs me.
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