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Why is everyone out of stock on coated 1lb weights?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by aviator8, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Also they wont break your foot if you accidentally drop it
     
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  2. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    That sounds like an equipment solution to a skill issue.

    -Z
     
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  3. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I dont see how you need a particular skill to avoid your weights slipping from your hand , more of a dumb luck kind of thing in my opinion.
     
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  4. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    If one needs to be concerned about the type of lead they are using because they may drop it on their foot then by all means they need to start thinking about holding on to that lead from a skill standpoint, why chance whether one might break their foot to dumb luck/chance?

    Let me ask the question a different way: How many times have you let your 1st stage fall to the ground? How many times have you dropped a cylinder? If the answers to these questions are zero/never, then ask yourself why that is and apply the same mentality to how you handle lead whether hard or soft.

    -Z
     
  5. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Iv'e seen a very experienced diver on the boat with me in perfectly calm conditions wanting to shift around some trim weights only for a wave to come out of no where, making him stumble and loos grip on the weight. it landed on someone's foot. thankfully it was buckshot so nothing happened , if that would have been a solid block it would be a broken toe easily.

    Iv'e also seen divers loose grip because they are wearing thick gloves.

    It isn't really a skill you can practice, standing in your living room holding a block of lead.

    I'm no saint, i did drop a cylinder twice, it was a silly mistake and i learned better as i got more experienced but it happened nonetheless.
    My regulator was smashed onto the floor after i thought its a good idea to hang it by the 1st stage and hang it in a not so secure way.

    All im saying is with all the benefits the buckshot soft weights give you this is another one that helps , just in case.
     
  6. W W Meixner

    W W Meixner Rebreather Pilot

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    Hey Zef...

    Never had a problem with Velcro wearing...sometimes the ''hook'' side will get plugged up with fuzz/pet hair...etc...a small brass bristled brush will clean the hooks in a couple minutes and not damage the hooks...

    When the pads are clean...they will hold...especially when we're only talking about one pound...

    It's also unlikely that you'd want to dump one pound...

    W...

    brass bristle brush.jpg
     
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  7. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You certain about this conversion rate?
     
  8. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

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    Haha it’s backwards! :D

    Should be CAD$1=USD$0.75. Or maybe it was subconscious wishful thinking on my part.
     
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  9. Rich Keller

    Rich Keller Solo Diver

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    You can buy Ever-Dip and coat your own weights if you can’t find them somewhere. Ever-Dip can be found in most hardware stores. It is what people use to put a rubber coating on tools.
     
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