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Backplate Webbing

Discussion in 'Deep Sea Supply' started by Slym, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    What JohnnyC said. As for the belt buckle, I believe most people pass the buckle through the crotch strap when donning the rig, rather than position it so far back.

    I like the relatively stiff DSS webbing for ease of donning/doffing. To each his own.
     
  2. Slym

    Slym Barracuda

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    Zef: I've never really thought about it. Maybe I'll play around with that too, not that I've ever had trouble clipping things but if I can make my life easier then why not. Good thought!

    Johnny: when on me the D rings are in line with my nipples right where they should be, And yea the LP hose is the wrong size dive shop didn't have the correct size in and is waiting on another order. Had my original one leak at the crimp last week. Knife is on the side it is so that it can hold my long hose. I've not heard of anybody being perticular on that as that is only 1 of three knives. I agree with the o ring point, I'll probably get rid of it, it doesn't need any more testing, I didn't like it. The place I had the buckle before was right under the crotch strap, I changed it for this webbing, I don't know if I like it where I put it yet, as it is in the picture it sits right beside the crotch strap touching the left side. My waist is 85cm.
     
  3. Umuntu

    Umuntu Divemaster

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    ... the webbing from the shoulders should go into the inner slot and out the outer slot to the waistband ?
     
  4. Slym

    Slym Barracuda

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    Yes I saw that, is there a reason for it? I changed it for this test and didn't feel a change.
     
  5. Umuntu

    Umuntu Divemaster

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    It brings the shoulder straps closer to your body, and stops friction from the waistband rubbing against shoulder straps.

    Instructions
     
  6. Slym

    Slym Barracuda

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    Ah okay, so I didn't feel a change but certainly would touch on a durability of the webbing over time. I'll probably swap that back!

    I am liking the input by all, the harness will take some adjustment to be perfect, but it might also never be perfect, might just switch back to the old stuff. Tobin makes one of the best backplates out there, really it doesn't need changed, but if I can have some fun and mix it up for my own body and diving then cool, if I am wrong and that can't be done, then well I'm out 20 bucks lol
     
  7. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    The shoulder d-rings should not be in line with your nipples. If they're at your nipples they're way too low. Long hose gets tucked under the canister of the light. Buckle shouldn't ever be on the left side of the crotch strap.

    And yeah, what Umuntu said, webbing goes inside to outside. Also butt d-ring looks super close to your backplate. It's useless there. I really think you should have someone help you set this up correctly.
     
  8. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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  9. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    I have observed 2 general schools of thought regarding diving with a BP/W...the first is more doctrine based and is a rigid methodology/mentality centered around tech diving, and the second is based on the ease of which one can customize their rig while having superior durability, modularity, and cost effectiveness while maintaining a relatively simple design.

    If you are not a subscriber to the first school of thought then by all means play around with the fit. If you find the d-rings work better for you at nipple height then keep them set up that way....if you decide to see what it is like with them on top of your shoulders then try it out and if you like it that way then dive it. There is nothing wrong with that. Keep diving and playing with it until you find what is right for you.

    Also, there is nothing wrong with either of the two schools of thought on set up as they both serve specific purposes to those who subscribe to each. (and I know there are other schools of thoughts/approaches too but for argument sake it was easy to discuss in the context of 2).

    -Z
     
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  10. Slym

    Slym Barracuda

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    Thanks, Johnny! I was wrong they are a bit too low. That tip with the waist belt will actually solve one thing I tried with keeping my canister on which was just getting a small buckle to keep it in place, didn't work too well. however the full buckle will do better.

    You can see better in this picture what I meant by the bungees being too tight for the soft hand of the webbing.
    20180429_191157[1].jpg
     

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