Posted by ronh on May 14, 2002 at 12:48:00:
In Reply to: weight belts - good or bad posted by Julian Clarke on May 12, 2002 at 08:12:56:
How many years have you been diving? 2
Approximately how many dives have you logged? 100
Who is your preferred dive equipment manufacturer?
· A) Scubapro
· B) Mares
· C) Oceanic
· D) Other
· E) No preference
What type of weight system do you use?
· A) Weight belt
· B) Integral weight system
Have you ever experienced problems with a weight belt becoming loose? Yes, when using a rented nylon belt and only when exiting after a dive. I use a old style rubber belt that can be streached on very tight, and will compensate for depth. I don't remember who the manufactuer is, but it has a simple steel buckle system that just flips open.
Does the potential safety aspect of this occurrence concern you?
Would you be interested in receiving more information about a more positive weight belt that could avoid this problem?
Would you consider purchasing such a weight belt?
Given that a standard weight belt costs approximately $10, how much would you be willing to pay for such a weight belt?
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