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Sore armpits ?

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by watchmanjc, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. watchmanjc

    watchmanjc Photographer

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    Made my first dive this month with BP/W set-up. At the end of the day, I noticed that my armpits were pretty sore. I did not feel like the rig was overly tight at all, and didn't really notice it while I was diving.


    Anybody else experiance this, is it normal with BP/W set-up?
     
  2. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    You weren't in a "fake fart" contest were you???

    No, I have been diving modified Hog rig for years, and I can never remember having sore arm pits. Can you give us a pic of you in your rig?
     
  3. TSandM

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    Is it actually your armpits, or is it the inner part of your upper arm? When I started diving a BP/W, the inner part of my upper arm would get sore, and eventually I developed linear bruises there. I solved the problem by crossing the straps behind my neck -- that keeps the harness in closer to my body, and no more arm problems.
     
  4. watchmanjc

    watchmanjc Photographer

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    No fart contest and no pic of myself but pretty much the same as bellow.

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  5. watchmanjc

    watchmanjc Photographer

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    Your right it was the upper part of my inner arm & chest. Thanks for the tip!
     
  6. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I like to use a little softer harness than some, too. I'm particularly fond of the Halcyon webbing, although I believe other companies carry something similar.
     
  7. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    Just get tough! Real divers don't even need an exposure suit! :D
     
  8. watchmanjc

    watchmanjc Photographer

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    That's great idea, there is an Extreme Scuba store near me that caters to the tech side of diving. I know they will have just what I need. THANKS! :D

    Come to think of it, the webbing on my BP is VERY stiff. The guy that I bought it from was a hardcore tech.
     
  9. cmburch

    cmburch Solo Diver

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    I have a chest strap on my Transplate so the straps are not pulling outwards towards the arms like your picture.

    Sorry, I just noticed Hogarthian. I did this once before in the DSS forum discussing Oxycheq.

    I wish this board allowed deletion.
     
  10. digital_steve

    digital_steve Solo Diver

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    cmburch - don't need one with single webbing
    netdoc - modified hog? explain! :wink:
    watchmanjc - i agree with tsandm, get softer webbing. i had really stiff webbing and suffered the same thing as you, now i don;t thanks to softer webbing. I got my webbing from a Salvo dealer.
     

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