Re: weight belts - good or bad

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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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