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Adjustable Backplate harness advice

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by Yellowdog, May 4, 2019.

  1. Yellowdog

    Yellowdog Nassau Grouper

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    I did a search but did not find anything specifically on the new version SubGravity harness slider - SubGravity Backplate Harness Slider - Subgravity I am thinking about using it on my new Halcyon Carbon Fiber Backplate and would be interested in any experience with the SubGravity or any other brand. I have used the Halcyon Cinch system which works but was hoping for a less expensive option.
     
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  2. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    This is about the simplest and cheapest system out there, works great on my SS and Al plates.
     
  3. Yellowdog

    Yellowdog Nassau Grouper

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    Thanks - Do you use it on one side or both?
     
  4. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Orca

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    Looks just like the old one except with little ridges on sides of the "roller". It works, better when the webbing is wet and is softer. It does need the "standard" webbing slots: parallel and half an inch, or whatever it is, apart.

    I used only one: just need to remember which shoulder goes in first. :wink:
     
  5. Tug

    Tug ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    +1, I have one and use it on my singles plate
     
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  6. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    Just one side, the right, as my left D ring would get in the way.
     
  7. gr8jab

    gr8jab Manta Ray

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    So clue me into how this works. I'm making an assumption that it allows webbing to slide more easily between the waist and shoulder. You slide webbing to the shoulder to allow easy donning, then slide some webbing back to the waist before cinching the buckle?

    Is this intended for surface adjustments only, or can you adjust in the water too? If so, is it easy to have inadvertent shift of webbing through the slider?

    Thanks!
     
  8. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    yes, you've got it, its more of a way to ease doning and doffing than "adjustment". To get an actual adjusting harness you have to go with the big bucks.
     
  9. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Orca

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    I had an extra triglide on the shoulder strap as a limiter, on the other side it's hip d-ring.
     
  10. Tug

    Tug ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I do the same thing with my harness. The triglide on the shoulder strap let’s me get the same tightness every dive easily.
     

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