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What backplate and wing are you using for singles?

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by Flycaster, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. JohnN

    JohnN Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oar--eee---gun
    2,203
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    HOG SS place and 32 lb wing. I still need another 18 lbs when diving dry with a HP120, nothing in the warm with an AL80
     
  2. Got2Go

    Got2Go Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
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    150
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    Deep Sea Supply SS large plate w/Torus 26.
     
  3. geoff w

    geoff w Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: malibu
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    43
    DiveRite backplate with Transplate harness and either 25 lb lift Travel wing (when diving wet) or 35 lb lift Voyager wing (when diving dry)
     
  4. rgilkes

    rgilkes Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: North Miami Beach, FL
    71
    18
    8
    HOG SS plate and 23lb wing ... relatively inexpensive
     
  5. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    13,798
    13,910
    113
    DSS SS (Long pattern) w/ weight plates and GHA and a HOG 32# wing, and a 1 piece webbing harness (dry suit),
    DSS Kydex (Long Pattern) w/ LCD 30# wing (this one has a Transplate harness)
    VDH "Vintage Plate" with an OxyCheq 30# or Argonaut Dive 18# wing and a home made adjustable harness.
    OxyCheq "Dogbone" with a HOG 23# wing and a home made H-harness

    Wife dives a DSS SS w/ GHA and an OxyCheq 30# wing with a DR "Delux" (no QR) harness
    Daughter dives a DSS SS w/ GHA, Deep6 30# or 20# wing, and a DR "Delux" (no QR) harness

    Though you didn't ask, for doubles, I either use the VDH plate with a DR CCR wing or I also have a DSS SS (X-Long Pattern) w/ GHA, and a HOG 50# wing..
     
  6. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
    2,611
    2,216
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    I also use the VDH plate in warm water with the DR XT travel wing. I most often dive an Argonaut Kraken DH and keeping the can close to my back helps performance, DSS has a pretty low profile and the VDH is flat.
     
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  7. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    Hilarious...............sorry irish human, but its really funny.
     
  8. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
    9,459
    6,096
    113
    DSS medium size steel plate and Torus 26 wing.

    I could have used a smaller wing, but I wanted to be sure it would work for a range of tanks and wetsuits. The 26 works well for me with both 3 mm and 5 mm wetsuits and aluminum or steel tanks. I typically use the 3 mm with aluminum tanks, and the 5 mm with a steel 100 or 120. It's a compromise.
     
  9. Berry Ke

    Berry Ke Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
    67
    12
    8
    Apeks ss backplate/wtx d30 wing
     
  10. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NorCal
    7,799
    10,329
    113
    Freedom Plate, Oxycheq wing.

    I switch off with my Hammerhead Plate, have to for doubles, but they are no longer made.


    Bob
     

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