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Halcyon Carbon Fiber Backplate for Doubles

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) & Weight Systems' started by Kx125dude, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Kx125dude

    Kx125dude Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Tampa Florida
    Hey guys!

    Question for you folks who have experience or knowledge on carbon fiber back plates. I currently have the halcyon carbon fiber plus backplate with the built in STA. As I transition to doubles I would like to be able to use the same backplate. I’m just a little worried about the structural integrity of it? Does anyone have any experience using this with heavy steel doubles? It seems like it’ll hold but I don’t want to crack my EXPENSIVE backplate!

    Thanks in advance
  2. DeepSeaExplorer

    DeepSeaExplorer Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Cave Country
    I have the carbon plate. It seems sturdy enough, but I don’t think I would use it with heavy steel tanks.

    I would plan on buying a separate rig for doubles with an AL or steel plate. You will want your doubles harness fine tuned for that specific gear configuration anyway.
  3. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

    I've seen people using cf plates with large doubles, havent heard of any issues so far.
  4. Kx125dude

    Kx125dude Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Tampa Florida
    The plan is to not dive singles ever again so I was kind of hoping for it to work with doubles. I reached out to EE and they said they use it with large doubles all the time and have no issues. I just wanted to see if anyone had any experience with it. When I tighten down my thumbwheels the plate seems to flex a bit and that is my real only concern.

    Thanks for the replies again.

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