Best 2" webbing waist mountable knife for cutting webbing

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Daniel M. Thomas

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Quick releases on backplate harnesses are certainly not the norm but conforming is not in my nature :wink: but they are certainly not for everyone. I just used the standard plastic quick releases availability most everywhere.

The T sliders I used are a bit different and completely change the routing of the harness significantly enlarging the shoulder area.

If you are using sliders that allow the webbing to reposition I wonder if that might be part of the problem and allowing your webbing to tighten when it’s not wanted.
Thanks for sharing. I think i'll hold off on the quick releases for now. The point is that the adjustable loops i have right now don't allow for easy repositioning, so if i were to try to take my harness off it doesen't make it any easier - compared to if i didn't have the adjustable loops installed, because the harness just stays put. I'm hoping with these new plastic ones that's going to change. I will update on this thread once iv'e tested them out.

Straight after i ordered them i saw i could have got a metal set of the design from a place called Kent Tooling in the UK, oh well.
They were twice the price anyway and probably heavier than the plastic ones, and i want to keep my rig as light as possible for travel, so i think i made the best choice.
 

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How about putting some of that weight in trim or dump pockets on the harness weight belt? I can easily pull out the weights from my trim pockets and dump them if I need too. The rest of the rig is still negative, but I can swim it up.

Alternatives or additions to the above are:

- practice getting out of the harness underwater by undoing the waist buckle instead of cutting your webbing

- carry a medium to large DSMB that's already attached to a spool and practice quickly deploying it and using it as a secondary source of buoyancy

You mean on the waist portion of the harness?

I could do that, i guess. but i think it would make it a little more uncomfortable.

That's a great point about the DSMB, i already have one i carry that is linked together as a spool/dsmb combo but i'm no good at deploying it, so i will practice with that. thanks for all the tips guys.
 

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You mean on the waist portion of the harness?

I could do that, i guess. but i think it would make it a little more uncomfortable.
Yes. Mine are placed where the waist strap exits the backplate. The left one is held in place by the D-ring where I clip off the SPG.

I don't feel it at all in the water. But I never put more than a 4 pounder on each side.
 

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I think i'll hold off on the quick releases for now
Absolutely! I got the thread off topic by mentioning mine and in no way suggest you use one.

(the linked t sliders though are life changing :))
 

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Yes. Mine are placed where the waist strap exits the backplate. The left one is held in place by the D-ring where I clip off the SPG.

I don't feel it at all in the water. But I never put more than a 4 pounder on each side.

Going to experiment and give that ago, thanks for the idea.
 

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Absolutely! I got the thread off topic by mentioning mine and in no way suggest you use one.

(the linked t sliders though are life changing :))
It was a good idea, i just don't think its necessary. Plus i plan to do some courses with a DIR style agency called ISE (Inner space explorers), and i know they won't permit me to use them.
 

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Absolutely! I got the thread off topic by mentioning mine and in no way suggest you use one.

(the linked t sliders though are life changing :))
I'd be interested to see the type of sliders you have, if its easy for you to take pics off when you get a moment. cheers, mate.
 

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I'd be interested to see the type of sliders you have, if its easy for you to take pics off when you get a moment. cheers, mate.
At the risk of completely derailing your topic, here is a pic of my current harness. I called them sliders because that’s the name used on the website but they are not sliders as you use it. Sorry for the confusion.
 

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