Posted by seahunt on June 30, 2003 at 19:54:04:
I asked a bit ago about the comfort of a backplate without a wetsuit. Everyone responded that it was comfortable without any padding. Well, I went to Florida for a bit of warm water diving and yes, the plate was comfortable, but with only a dive skin, the shoulder straps were nasty. I have fairly tough skin and just two dives was enough to leave a bit of abrasion on my shoulders. Some shoulder padding would have been nice or a softer webbing. A regular BC looked a lot more comfortable.
Really, I should have thought about how stiff my weight belt material stayed after years of use.
Enjoy the diving, seahunt
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