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Attaching the crotch strap to the strappy side of the waist belt?

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by roydude, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. roydude

    roydude Instructor, Scuba

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    Can't say I agree with ya there since opinion in this forum seems to be divided on it (which is, after all, the benefit of a forum :wink: ).

    I'm currently trying the method described by dumpsterDiver - I'll keep you posted to how I get on ...
     
  2. djcheburashka

    djcheburashka Manta Ray

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  3. roydude

    roydude Instructor, Scuba

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    I've been working these suggestions for maybe the last 20 dives - I like it because it creates another way out in an emergency. Unfortunately over the years I seem to have developed an automated habit of undoing the fastex pinch clip and also my waist strap on the way back to the van (bit more comfy for walking and it makes life a little quicker when you're de-kitting 'try divers' and the like). I kept dropping the (now 'unclipped') end of the crotch strap as a result.
    Also, following a dozen or so trials of ditching weight belts this way (by myself and buddies) I'm finding that the weight belt buckle is usually blocked by the crotch strap unless the fastex clip is undone first. It's 'workable', but in the end proved more complicated to get the end of the crotch strap off the waist belt before ditching the weight belt.
     

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