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beginner diver back plate and wing config

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by twofor2, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. twofor2

    twofor2 Angel Fish

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    I plan on getting it on golemgear for $290. I wouldnt spend more than $300 on a wing

    Hmm I just noticed the #35 wing just came in stock as well. Now I might have some decisions to make the Oxycheq #30 or the VDH #35. I feel the #35 might be too much lift though?

    Also I guess another weird question. If do lets say get a 30-35 lb lift wing would I just need a backplate change to aluminum if I go to warm water dives for vacations etc.
     
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  2. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

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    If you buy from Golem, call first to make sure the wing is in stock.
     
  3. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    a) How much lead do you need on vacations and b) do you normally check in luggage?

    If you're after a #35 wing I'm assuming you have steel doubles and 2x7mm suits at home?
     
  4. twofor2

    twofor2 Angel Fish

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    I plan on most likely checking luggage if im traveling for diving

    I usually dive with a single 7 MM sometimes with a hood, aluminum single tank in fresh water but do plan to do salt water dives in the future. Havent invested in a tank yet so im just renting for now. (NJ diver). Not necessarily out to get a #35 wing but VDH Argonaut just came in stock and i'm tempted to get either the #23 or the #35. Price is fantastic and heard the quality is good as well.
     
  5. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

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    Unless you specifically need the extra lift I think that 23# would be fine. If you find you have made a mistake either way I imagine a VDH wing would be easy to sell.
     
  6. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    There's also depth and amount of lead. I'm not sure I'd be comfortable with #23 in 7mm on deep dives -- but then I don't do any of those things so what do I know. When I get to dive locally (once every couple of years) I'm fine with my #25, but the bottom is at like 7 metres in the deepest part so there is no suit compression to speak of.

    #30 should be plenty and you can choose between DGX and Deep6 if the $290 OxyCheq is unavailable.
     
  7. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I use the VDH 35 for cold water dry suit diving, it’s surprisingly compact for the lift.
     
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  8. twofor2

    twofor2 Angel Fish

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    how cold are you diving?
     
  9. lexvil

    lexvil ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Low to mid 50’s most of the time, I carry 35 to 40 lbs of lead depending on how warm I want to be.
     
  10. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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    well you best hurry up
     

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