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DIR- Generic Halcyon light buckle and ACB weights?

Discussion in 'DIR' started by Boyan, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Boyan

    Boyan DIR Practitioner

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    I have a halcyon infinity single tank setup. On both bottom sides of the backplate there are two pieces of webbing bolted to the backplate: left a webbing with the D ring, right a reinforced webbing for the light which comes with a sliding buckle, for securing the light.

    When using the ACB weight pockets you are supposed to have the left pocket replace the webbing with the D ring. The left weight pocket has its own little piece of webbing you are supposed to bolt to the backplate instead of the D ring webbing. The pocket also has its own D ring. That's clear.

    But, what do I do on the right side? What if I want to have a light canister AND the abc weight pocket? If I don't have a light I don't need the light buckle at all? I thought this buckle is also responsible for securing the harness and preventing the quick adjust to accidentally adjust itself?
     
  2. Alastor

    Alastor Liveaboard

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    light retainer and ACB are not compatible, you can have only one.
    The quick adjust (cinch) does not accidentally move when you wear the BCD.
     
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  3. guruboy

    guruboy Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The light buckle keeps the light from sliding off the “front” of the harness. It is not meant to prevent the quick adjust from moving.
     
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  4. Boyan

    Boyan DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Vienna
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    So what if you need extra weight? Can you have 4 adaptor based weight pockets? Or would so many not be needed as the backplate, adaptor and backup lights already add a lot of weight?
     
  5. guruboy

    guruboy Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You can put trim weight pockets on the tank cam bands.
    Or get a weight harness.
    Or just use a weight belt.
     
  6. Boyan

    Boyan DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Vienna
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    I have 2 tank pockets which can hold 4 kg. But I may need more, normally I dive with 6. That is however with a jacket. The dude at the shop said you can't have more than 2 cam band pockets.
     
  7. Alastor

    Alastor Liveaboard

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    SS Backplate adds 2 Kg, then there are weights for single tank adapter (soft or rigid)
    Then weight belt or weight harness
     
  8. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You mention two pockets on your tank, in addition to the ACB pockets on your waist belt. That's 9kg, in addition to the SS plate. How much do you normally dive with?
     
  9. Boyan

    Boyan DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Vienna
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    I normally dive with 6kg, which already is a little overweight, I am aiming to reduce that in the future. I was thinking 4kg on the tank and each 1kg in in each pocket (so there is a balance on both sides).
     
  10. Boyan

    Boyan DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Vienna
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    hmm I may not need those pockets after all. With the two pockets on the tank presumably holding 2kg each I would have 4+2 from the backplate = exactly what I need now. And I assume the 2 backup lights add a little weight as well.
     

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