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Deep 6 wing questions and an issue

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Outfitters' started by aviator8, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    Yes these have a bit of play, enough to add some extra insulation but not too much to be sloppy. I may have to get some for my daughter she just outgrew her booties that I got her just 4 months ago.
     
  2. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    I may take you up on that, but cant right this moment, I'll PM you to see what time works. I figured that the strap could be flipped to work into different holes in the upper plate by flipping it since the riveted hole is offset. Only one seemed to line up though, which i thought was odd. I don't really need the wing lower except to move the plate up off the kidney dump. Ill have to see if any of that changes my trim much.
     
  3. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    Thanks, I will try this as I can see it giving a better range of motion rather than catching in the corrugated dips and creating an S shape instead of a straight up deflator

    I pulled my lower sleeves for this very reason. each time i would don/doff it would slip a little and since I always pull one arm out first it was creating uneven straps. I put on the triglides instead and no more slipping

    The grommet is offset but only seems to line up well with the middle hole no matter which position I place it in. Its not that big of a deal though, I sjust wanted to get the plat a bit more off the kidney dump

    OK that makes since I just wanted to make sure there wasn't some other reason. Since I have all my boltsnaps tied up already I toss it in with the other line i have.


    Very detailed answers to all my questions BTW, thank you very much.
     
  4. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    You can always rethread the webbing with a few inches to one side or the other to move the grommet out of the way and then melt a new hole as I suggested earlier. You will invariably find that the waist belt portion of the harness is longer than needed so offsetting the webbing will not effect things negatively. If you don't plan on removing/reattaching your wing often then you will not have any problems with an un-grommette hole melted in the webbing.

    Here are a couple of links you can peruse to help you get the harness set up/fit properly:
    DIR-diver.com - Adjust the backplate
    BAUE How To Size a Backplate

    -Z
     
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  5. Goingforsound

    Goingforsound Nassau Grouper

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  6. LandonL

    LandonL ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @aviator8 If you need anything further let us know.
     
  7. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    Hey thanks Landon. It was good talking to you last night. I made those adjustments, I think the d rings were the only thing left to adjust after we talked. I got those done and put on with a wetsuit. Things feel much better now. I appreciate the extra pointers you had for getting my trim and propulsion right. I am going to get wet and work on those. Once I get them settled I need to get down there and do a dive with you or take a class. Again thanks very very helpful as always! Another great customer service experience from Deep6.
     
  8. Southside

    Southside Nassau Grouper

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    Would you mind showing some pictures of your BP/W now that you have it setup? What did you end up doing for the inflator hose?
     
  9. aviator8

    aviator8 Photographer

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    Sure I’ll try to post some pictures tommorrow.
     
  10. Streydog

    Streydog Manta Ray

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    I bought the same BCD a year and a half ago as my first BPW. I asked the same question about the string that came with it. The only thing I added later that hasn't been mentioned was I used plastic, thicker, tri -glides for the bottom of the plate. On one dive the metal tri glides slipped through the slots on the back plate and it was kind of a pain. I lost the crotch strap after day 1 and have not looked back but that is another topic.
     

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