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Wing. OMS?

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by beanstalker, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. ucfdiver

    ucfdiver DIR Practitioner

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    I saw one this weekend at Peacock Springs. I laughed and thought to myself if he fell over it wouldn't hurt, those Boeing sized wings would take him sloooowly to the ground :popcorn:
     
  2. Toshas79

    Toshas79 DIR Practitioner

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    go with oms if just for wing, if you getting bc I would go with Halcyon
     
  3. ucfdiver

    ucfdiver DIR Practitioner

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    :rofl3:
     
  4. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace

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    Funny thing. I just put air in my wing and roll a little bit, and it goes into one side, and if I'm in trim, it can't get out and go to the other side. I suppose if you don't dive in trim, it might be an issue to do that.

    I wonder if the OP feels as though he got a good answer to his original question?
     
  5. halocline

    halocline Solo Diver

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    Like so many other controversial equipment choices, the bungied wing is probably not a serious hazard in and of itself. Personally I think the problem with them is that the bungie is usually used to try to contain a wing that's way too big for the given application. If you take the bungie off the wing you still have a wing that's too big.

    The bungies are not so tight that they will force all the gas out of the wing; in fact, they may be more likely to trap gas in the wing.

    Hogarthian principles should apply in wing selection; enough lift, but any more than is necessary is a negative. Then the whole bungie debate becomes moot as you simply have no need to contain the wing.
     
  6. Splitlip

    Splitlip Great White

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    The bungees will force the air into an non-bungeed side of the wing.



    LOL, Lynn.

    I should have put the "pros" part of my post in quotes. Something I have read here and elsewhere.

    My point was, if one is to claim a benefit of a bungeed wing is it's ability to balance the gas, then he must acknowledge that the bungee affects the volume of of gas in the wing.
     

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