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Oxycheq 18lb wing attachment.

Discussion in 'Oxycheq' started by Rich Keller, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. redacted

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    Once you do that, won't the cam straps hold the wing in place, loosely without the tank but securely once the tank is installed?
     
  2. Rich Keller

    Rich Keller Solo Diver

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    Yes that is looking like the best & easiest way to go. The only problem is their 18lb wing dose not have preexisting holes for the cam bands to go through. So I would still need to know if I can cut my own holes in the right places on the wing without cutting into the air chamber. Then the tank would be able to hold the wing in place under the bands only as the harness itself is not rigid but that should be enough to keep it from moving. The only long term problem I can see would be the stress on the ends of the cam band holes I would be cutting into the wing.
     
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    I have both the Oxycheq 18 lb travel wing and the 18 lb Mach V and they have cam band slots right where the built in STAs are located.
     
  4. Rich Keller

    Rich Keller Solo Diver

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    Thanks, I did not see that on the pics from their web site. How far apart are the upper and lower cam band slots? Of the two types of 18lb wings which do you prefer and why?
     
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  5. Akimbo

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    If you are using the Oxycheq Mack V 18 Lb wing and if my understanding that it has the same slot spacing as my 30 Lb Extreme, you should have no trouble. The cam band slots in my wing measure about 9½" tall. The top slot is about 3½" and the bottom is about 5" separated by a piece of webbing you could cut and move.

    Honestly, I wouldn’t use any of my Miller or home-brew commercial harnesses for recreational diving. I like my stainless Freedom Plate with a wing the best for cold water where I need the weight and the old plastic pack when I don’t want the extra ~5 Lbs. That Oxycheq fabric travel “plate” is more comfortable than my Miller harness, but that can all change with body-type. I’m a runt at 5' 6". I do wear a commercial-style home-brew weight belt with two D-rings and add a D-ring on the back plate belly band though.
     

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    Piranha Dive Manf sells the two different types of plastic backplates for $13.00 each.
     

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