No ankle weights for this photographer.

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Posted by Chuck Tribolet on August 23, 2006 at 11:56:48:

In Reply to: What a crock posted by Elaine on August 22, 2006 at 21:33:32:

I shoot with a camera that's about two pounds negative, and I
carry it on a neck strap, so it's got lots of leverage to tip
me. And I use a backplate so the center of weighting is a bit
higher than with a traditional BC.

I dive a drysuit, and no ankle weights. They just aren't
necessary, and being in good trim keeps your fins off the bottom
so you aren't making self-induced backscatter.

Adm. Linda used to think the ankle weights were necessary, then
they got misplaced and she's never gotten new ones. Give it a try.
You might be pleasently surprised.


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