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ZEAGLE 911 V.S BP/W

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Capt. T. Goetz, Oct 19, 2020.

WHICH SETUP

  1. Zeagle 911

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  2. BP/W

    25 vote(s)
    92.6%
  1. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

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    I am going into tech diving and was wondering which setup would be best. I like BPs but they don't carry a lot of storage, and usually don't have integrated wights either. The Zeagle has a #65 bladder which is a lot but also plenty of pockets and rings which I need. I am looking for some opinions please.
    AND RECOMMENDED BP BRANDS/PACKAGES WOULD BE NICE TO KNOW.
     
  2. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
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    I am going into tech diving and was wondering which setup would be best. I like BPs but they don't carry a lot of storage, and usually don't have integrated wights either. The Zeagle has a #65 bladder which is a lot,but also plenty of pockets and rings which I need. I am looking for some opinions please.
    AND RECOMMENDED BP BRANDS/PACKAGES WOULD BE NICE TO KNOW.
     
  3. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    if you're going into tech diving, you will realize that you don't actually need a lot of storage or integrated weights...
     
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  4. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

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    What brand or bp/w package do you use/ recommend. I'm 6'2 and coming up on 160 lbs.
     
  5. grantctobin

    grantctobin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What an absurd MSRP for a product unequivocally worse than other options for your use case (or all use cases?)

    Light Monkey, Halcyon, DGX, etc all make better options than the 911. Get a singles wing for now and later a doubles wing (40-45# for smaller doubles, 55-60# for larger doubles). There aren’t any worthwhile dual use wings.
     
  6. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    what do I use?
    Deep Sea Supply long pattern plates in stainless and kydex with a 55lb wing for doubles and rebreather -no longer available
    Freedom Plate in long from @Eric Sedletzky with a 30lb single tank wing from @Bryan@Vintage Double Hose

    What do I recommend? You have only said you're going into tech which I assume means doubles, and you can't really beat this for price
    DGX Custom - DGX Doubles Harness / Backplate / Wing Package
    Halcyon makes good but very expensive stuff, the above link is basically the same as a Dive Rite *wing from same supplier*, Oxycheq is VERY good but a bit spendy, etc. Frankly there are usually enough used sets around that I would go there first.
     
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  7. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

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    I checked all of those and they are more of a mix and match. Also i could get the Zeagle new for 600 from a local dealer and friend, and you can a attach a back-plate to that too. Couldn't find any used bp's as well. Does anyone know a good place to buy new or lightly used backplate AND wing PACKAGES. I don't really have the time or nerve to go searching around for a metal plate, wing, harness, then way to attach weight, and then in the end very streamlined, but also maybe to minimalist for my uses.
     
  8. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    you are unlikely to find anything that includes weight pockets since most people don't use them.

    are you going into doubles or staying in singles for now?
     
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  9. Capt. T. Goetz

    Capt. T. Goetz Barracuda

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    soon to go into doubles, but also back and forth. i guess you must wear a weight belt then huh. That's something i wanted to avoid.

    I have seen other bp/w setups from oms, hollis, scuba pro, and posiedon. Are those any good?
     
  10. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    if you go back and forth, you'll really need two wings. At your size you can get away with a single SS backplate, but you'll need separate wings for singles and doubles. There are several in the marketplace here right now for singles and doubles
     
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