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Posted by Northcoast diver on January 03, 2005 at 15:46:39:

In Reply to: Is someone having a bad day? posted by Ross-O on January 03, 2005 at 14:47:34:

Here are some more minuses omitted in your list:

1) you did not tell him that back-inflation B/Cs are totally different than jacket B/Cs

2) you did not tell him that a big minus of a backplate system for a single tank involves a very heavy weight belt problem with no integration possible

3) I believe that with a Dive Rite wing and with any no-name backplate (like Dive Rite, OMS, etc) that you can make your own backplate and wing, probably for less money than either a jacket B/C or a back-inflation B/C or definitely than anything with Halcyon printed on it, so this is actually not a minus for the backplate per se

4) you did not establish any criterion for when a backplate overrides any other alternative

I am not picking on you. I am picking on the holes in your argument. Remember, this guy, who asked the question, is actually going to spend hard earned cash on whatever he ultimately buys. So it would be a good idea to be thorough and honest.

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