Posted by AADIVER on August 23, 2001 at 17:47:06:
In Reply to: Re: the only advantage i see to a backplate is when crawling into a cave ... posted by MHK on August 23, 2001 at 15:59:27:
"...by using a BP and wing configuration you can eliminate the clutter from your chest and stomach area, which will cause drag and reduce your efficiency."
Different rigs for different jobs, Mike. I've switched to a Halcyon Pioneer 27 bp and wing precisely to allow room for my necessary front "clutter", i.e., knife, rock pick, tool bag, and light. But then my "job" is wreck penetration and artifact removal, not roaming reefs for game. I realize we're becoming an endangered species for what I/we (CWD) do for our diving enjoyment. No, it sure ain't DIR but it works for me beautifully. Very efficient with minimum drag.
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