Posted by Cabo on September 10, 2001 at 02:53:02:
In Reply to: fiction based on fact posted by Karl S. on September 06, 2001 at 17:56:09:
remove a backplate in a cave? Your quote "dumm idea, unless you are going into a cave." indicates that you have your cerebellum firmly ensconced within the terminus of your larger intestine.
The simple fact is you are devoid of knowledge in this matter . One does not "ditch the gear" what is needed is the ability to "ditch a small amount of weight quickly so the diver becomes SLIGHTLY positive IF needed.
Your Zeagle takes far longer to remove than a BackPlate and the dump of weights in that Zeagle is total with NO recovery possible while in the water.
Backplate has a larger support surface than your Zeagle (68% more!) and therefore is FAR more stable and comfortable.
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