Andy wrote:That looks quite tidy, mate!
Xman wrote:Great to be able to give people a chance to try it out and decide whether BP/W is for them. There are few opportunities in NZ to test dive a particular setup unless a friend or dive buddy sorts it out. Good on you NEM. I suspect there will shortly be a few more people purchasing BP/W setups once they get the chance to dive the set up.
Xman wrote:There are few opportunities in NZ to test dive a particular setup unless a friend or dive buddy sorts it out.
[/quote]NEMES1S wrote:Yeah but not sure on my success rate...Sfish as I said will post up how she felt but I think she had weight issues via a crap weight belt.
Again let them do the talking though, I am also interested to see what they thought....That said I think when you get in first time with B/P you need a couple of dives to really get a feel for it...
Anyway....lets hear from the testers....
NEMES1S wrote:I would put money on the weighting as well,I think the B/P was a good fit noot too big or not too small.
sfish wrote:That's a very good point. Rob did say the night before how much the plate weigthed but then I did not remember of adjusting the weight when we were building up the weight belt, went for my usual.
I just think it's NEMES1S secret strategy to get me 100% halcyon ay? well then why not. Definitely will give it a try and report back
It's not just the weight of the plate.... which is about 3kg. After you take that 3kg off, you should normally be able to take another 1-4kgs off.:
There are alternatives, but Halcyon products in NZ are very competitively priced and the quality is superb. I'd also look at the Deep Sea Supply rigs - Tobin has an attention to detail with his designs, and offers something that Halcyon doesn't - which is different sized backplates to suit different people. Uness you are super tall or super short, a standard length plate is fine - but sometimes a different length may make it more comfortable. Personally, I don't like the shape of his wings but the plates are very good. By the time you pay shipping on 3+ kgs, though, it's no cheaper than buying Halcyon which is priced to compete against internet sales.
Other options, I beleive that the Dive Centre stocks Apeks BP/Ws and Global sell OMS. I'm not a huge fan of either, but you can strip off some of the extra stuff that you don't need. The OMS wing that Tara has is actually quite good, if you combined it with a simple harness then it could work. It's always worth talking to Malcolm at DC and Andrew at Global to see whether they have a product that suits you.
sfish wrote:If I do that I am going to end up needing negative weights
Am handing over my regs to DC later on (getting them serviced whilst I have your cold! didn't reliase could catch it over the internet, thanks mate!)
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