Wing Assides

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by JC, Aug 22, 2000.

  1. JC

    JC Angel Fish

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    Heard an interesting snippit from one of my diving colleagues. He, like myself, tends to use a Wing most times these days. On a dive trip to Galapagos he was having more difficulties than he had experienced before in strong currents. He found that his Wing was tending to deploy like a "sail" and caused much increased work and air consumption. I've not found this to any large degree myself, but, got to wondering if any of you other folks had similar experiences.
     
  2. rainreg

    rainreg Garlic Breath

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    Hello JC the wing style back mounted bc system is manufactured by several different companies under different names. the wing type systems I am familiar with are made by Dive Rite, OMS, or Halysion. As far as water drag well yes these type bc's were not specifically designed for open water use as it was designed for cave diving and Technical Diving. as far as your friends rig he may wish to check the bungy retaining cord to verify that it has not been overshretched or damaged this can allow partial deployment of system and yes it will feel like you are dragging a parachute behind you.

    Mike
     
  3. JC

    JC Angel Fish

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    Thanks mike,
    Food for thought. I have tended to use the Diverite rec wings of late , but, since then nothing too demanding. My other bc is Scubapro and I'm thinking best to take this on our dive trip to Palau in late October where some on some sites the currents are a mite fierce . The wings might just have me sailing off into the blue, recovery boat having trouble coming up on a rapidly receding dsmb !
    Cheers,
    John
     
  4. rainreg

    rainreg Garlic Breath

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    Hey JC I believe you have made a wise decision and should enjoy your diving experience in the South Pacific, the Diving out their is Fantastic.. take care and dive safe.

    Mike
     
  5. Splitlip

    Splitlip Surface Interval Member

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    I can't imagine. What type and size wing? My wings are very narrow donuts with nothing to deploy like a sail. I do believe a rec wing is much to much for a single tank.
     
  6. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Tech Diver

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    Holy resurrection! And just after Easter to. A miracle on SB?
     
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  7. Splitlip

    Splitlip Surface Interval Member

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    Zombie thread.

    ---------- Post added April 10th, 2012 at 06:20 PM ----------

    I thought it a really interesting OP considering how mainstream bpw's have come in 12years.
     
  8. grantwiscour

    grantwiscour Regular of the Pub

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    Interesting revival. I didn't notice it was from 2000 until JL's post.
     

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