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  1. Inkedobiwan

    Inkedobiwan Barracuda

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Mississippi
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    I've done some research and noticed some of these setups require a STA. I don't like that personally so which setups are out there that doesn't require that? I believe Halcyon does? VDH does not? What others - Thanks! Which have the best inherent roll control?
     
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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    Halcyon and Dive Rite should be the only ones that need it. Dive Rite's is technically optional, but there is no roll control at all on their wings due to compatibility with the Transpac. Everything else should have a near identical roll control system put in which is a simple piece of tubing to wedge the tank against the spine of the plate
     
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  3. Inkedobiwan

    Inkedobiwan Barracuda

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Mississippi
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  4. Yellowdog

    Yellowdog Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Maryland
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    The Halcyon Carbon Fiber Plus Backplate has stabilizers built into the plate ( and the Cinch system ) and does not require an STA. If using a Halcyon wing you would need the Adventurer Eclipse wing which has pre cut slots for the cam straps. Halcyon can add cam strap slots to any of their standard Eclipse wings for a reasonable charge. The other Halcyon standard size plates Carbon, Aluminum, SS have slots for cam straps but one would probably need to add some type of stabilizer pad like OMS Soft Stabilizing Adapter to dive without an STA.
     
  5. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Dubai, UAE
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    4,216
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    I've used a Dive Rite BP/W for the past 7 years and never used a STA, no issues with two cam bands securing a single tank.
     
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  6. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
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    I have an Oxycheq and VDH; I used to have a HOG-all three have a built in roll control tubes therefore do not require a STA. Re which one is the best-they all do the job equally well.
     
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  7. saxman242

    saxman242 Divemaster Candidate

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    I've got a Hollis Bp/w and it works great with and without an sta
     
  8. Dave616

    Dave616 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: West Michigan
    395
    58
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    I have Oxycheq wings which don't require an STA but I actually prefer them.
     
  9. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
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    1,342
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    I like the STA for tank changes it acts as a low friction guide rail, this normally as I switch tanks on the tailgate of my pick up, also works on a folding work bench I use when I don’t take the beast. The extra weight is also a good thing for the cold water.
     
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  10. Yellowdog

    Yellowdog Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Maryland
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    Just curious - Why don't you like an STA? I prefer using one as it I think it makes switching tanks a bit easier.
     

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