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Cutting Slots in wing "infield" for cam bands

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) & Weight Systems' started by FNQ_Mick, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California
    I don’t think they care what other manufacturers do, I think they figure their stuff is proprietary to their own plates and people buy their system. That’s the extent of their concern.
    It’s not hard to put slots in wings, I think those that don’t care are missing out.
    STA’s are not the best idea for using single tanks IMO, they add more space between the tank and the diver which I don’t think is good.
    STA’s were invented as a quick fix to make doubles plates work for singles. I believe Halcyon is actually the one that came up with the STA, then soon after they came up with the first slotted wing and people raved about how the tank was even closer to your back and more streamlined with this advancement. The problem was that it was difficult to balance the tank on top of the channel without it twisting sideways or sliding off. Other companies scrambled and got to work to come up with different ideas on stabilizers, but Halcyon went back to the STA and that is where they remain.
  2. Wibble

    Wibble Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: UK
    Learned something today: didn't even realise there was an alternative to a Single Tank Adapter!

    Find an STA very convenient and easy to use.

    As the French say: vive la difference!
  3. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Same ocean as you!
    Wow, so for about 1000 clams, you'll have yourself a Freedom Rig with slots melted
    with a butter knife, nail, soldering iron, not electric rope cutter, and some zig zaging

    Congratulations and a FNQ to you

    Because you're worth it
  4. FNQ_Mick

    FNQ_Mick Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cairns, Australia

    but seriously = I have found a local ( in Australia - still the other end of the country ) supplier for a 23# HOG wing + some other needed bits. Will hopefully arrive within the week.

  5. davecampbell

    davecampbell Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    I did the opposite... had a machinist buddy add a couple slots our my steel DGX plates so my wife and I could use our Halcyon wings on them.

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