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  1. nwhitney2003

    nwhitney2003 Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Portland, Oregon
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    Anyone dive with suspenders for your weights? I always have a heck of a time with my weight belt sliding around and falling down so I thought these might help.
     
  2. muddiver

    muddiver Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: West Coast USA
    2,630
    105
    DUI makes a weight system, that is kind of like putting suspenders on a weight belt. The main difference is that the belt of the DUI system is a thick, like 4", wide belt that rides nicely on one hips as opposed to on ones waist like a standard weight belt.

    Commercial divers have been using the same sort of thing for 100's of years. The old MK-V diver dress has a wide belt with suspenders. And teh newer Miller and DESCO weight belts are very similar.

    Give it a try and let us know what happens. I would reccomend a material that does not streach or soften in water/sea water. Normal suspenders from Walmart probably won't last past one dive. Try nylon webbing.
     
  3. nwhitney2003

    nwhitney2003 Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Portland, Oregon
    141
    0
  4. muddiver

    muddiver Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: West Coast USA
    2,630
    105
    Looks like a good product. A lot cheeper than a DUI Clasic system.
     
  5. covediver

    covediver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Alaska
    1,269
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    The problem with weight belt suspenders that go over a traditional weight belt is if you need to ditch the weights, it could be difficult depending on how the belt/suspenders are rigged. I tried that system but for me, discovered something better. I have a suspender weight belt combo that has individual weight compartments that open downward for ditching weights. It was made by Andy's (no longer) and worked but took some practice to get in the habit of opening individual compartments. The DUI system solves this problem with ditchable weights activated by pulling handles on each side, much as you would in a weight integrated bc. It is a good system, I know quite a few people who use it up here in AK.
     
  6. muddiver

    muddiver Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: West Coast USA
    2,630
    105
    If you follow the advice of most of the "SB gurus" you should never dump your weights, so a weight bet on suspenders fits the bill. :D
     
  7. nwhitney2003

    nwhitney2003 Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Portland, Oregon
    141
    0
    Thanks for your help. I think I'll go with the $20 pair and if it sucks then I'm only out $20.:D
     

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