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X-Tek 40lb wing setup for single tank ?

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by Hitham, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Hitham

    Hitham Professional Photographer

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    this is how scubapro advertise STA "An Easy Way to Convert From Double Tank to Single Tank Diving"
     
  2. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    the intention is to reuse the same backplate without needing to rethread cam bands every time when switching.
     
  3. Hitham

    Hitham Professional Photographer

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    yes thats it and i'll deff get one if i start using doubles.. but whats the point of using single tank in 1st place on such a wing if its gonna taco and negatively impact diving experience
     
  4. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    If it's just the tank wobble, $15: OMS Soft STA Stabilizing Adapter should take care of that. My #25 hollis has a much shorter version of that, it works well enough. No idea how that one would work on your wing, YMMV, etc.

    PS. mine is velcroed in the middle, no screw holes, and I do use one screw to keep it all together. Looks like with that version you won't have a choice.
     
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  5. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    the sta lets you strap on a single tank with the doubles wing, but it isn't recommended. the recommendation is always to get separate wings for single tank and doubles.
     
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  6. Hitham

    Hitham Professional Photographer

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    i dont need that since i can screw them directly.. i just need to get my hands on ss screws.. now im worried about the fact that my 40wing isnt good for diving single tanks.. and returning it would be a big hassle.. since it was imported
     
  7. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    I bought coutersunk screws from a local hardware shop: I find it creates less bump on top of the grommet. Again, on mine that "soft sta" thing is short and in the middle, so you can still strap the tank on a slant -- not sure how much of an issue that'd be with the longer and seemingly wider OMS version.

    I wouldn't expect the wing to be that bad, if at all "bad", for singles. It may not be optimal but there's a lot of room between "suboptimal" and "horrible tacoing drag". You won't really know until you dive though.
     
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  8. Monbit

    Monbit Angel Fish

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    How was the diving? Did it taco ??
     
  9. Hitham

    Hitham Professional Photographer

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    yes it did.. but was okay diving with it in 15L steel tank
     
  10. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    Please avoid diving a single tank with a doubles wing, I cringe every time I see it. At best it’s awkward, difficult to control and distracting from more important things. At worst, you can get seriously injured. Feel free to use an STA and include a single tank wing with that order.
     
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