Re: Velcro may be dangerous


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Posted by Chuck Tribolet on July 14, 2002 at 23:06:34:

In Reply to: Re: Velcro may be dangerous posted by :) on July 11, 2002 at 10:11:57:

> the only way you are going to
> lose it is if you want to.

Kelp has a way of opening weight belt buckles.
I've had a belt come off twice in almost 1000
dives. But I still use one because I'd rather
have two heavy objects (Tank and belt) than one
REALLY heavy object (integrated weight system).

I do have velcroed trim weight pockets on the
shoulders of the rebreather, and they have had no
problems in about 300 breather dives.

It should be noted that Velcro comes in several
different hook and loop types, with different
stickinesses. (and the stuff with glue on the
back comes in several different glues. I finally
found one that was waterproof and holds up on my
boat.


Chuck


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