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Harness webbing information

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by SuperSeaMonkey, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. SuperSeaMonkey

    SuperSeaMonkey DIR Practitioner

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    I was reading a thread online (Edit: found a old thread on SB) and someone was listing out in stiffness/quality of webbing for all of the big manufacturers out there. Can anyone recommend or maybe list of different webbing materials they've tried and quality/stiffness?

    Is Halcyon the way to go or are there other companies I should look into?

    I am working on building a new doubles setup so I can get my GUE Tech Pass. I am thinking about buying webbing and hardware this time around in building my rig to save a little money. I have a Halcyon Evolve 40lb wing I have on the way already and thinking about an aluminum BP perhaps. My single tank setup, I bought a Hollis SOLO harness kit and I'm using a Hollis 25lb wing and Hollis steel BP.
     
  2. divezonescuba

    divezonescuba ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You can look at the strapworks website. They have a variety of grades of 2 inch webbing.
     
  3. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    most get from the same supplier. Consider getting a DSS kydex plate instead of aluminum. Aluminum plates will have their holes rounded out over time from the bolts in the doubles, the Kydex plate uses a SS spine which won't do that. The harness that comes with it is quite good. Always good to support local business as well.

    Regarding the webbing, most places get it from one or two suppliers these days since the webbing market has consolidated quite considerably over the last few years *I work in performance textiles, so I know all of their suppliers*.
     
  4. tech3324

    tech3324 Lionfish

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    I recently replaced a worn out Halcyon harness with 2" webbing from DRIS and found it very similar in stiffness. Don't know about longevity yet. Or just buy Halcyon webbing and you won't be disappointed.
     
  5. eelnoraa

    eelnoraa DIR Practitioner

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    I have had the following webbing throughtour the last 6 years or so, list from most stiff to most soft
    1. DSS webbing - very stiff dry, difficult to maneuver and make adjustment. With DSS plate, you don't need to mess with triglides on the plate, this maybe OK. When wet, it is still quite stiff, but a lot more workable. It is a good webbing, not my favorite

    2. Piranhna stiff webbing - slightly less stiff than DSS, maybe from aging. The material doesn't seem to wear too well. But webbing is thick. It is still a good webbing. I only changed it out because I gain weight and thicker undergarment. It is not long enough. So I replaced with DSS one. It is on my single tank setup. Not my favorite. This one won't work well with Halcyon cinch adaptor due to the thickness and stiffness.

    3. DGX stiff webbing/Halcyon H webbing. These are my favorite. My future webbing will be one of these. Stiff enough when wet. Not too stiff when dry. Both work well with Halcyon cinch adaptor. DGX's is 51mm. H is 50mm. Smaller difference, but you will notice with you threading triglides.

    4. DRIS. It is 50mm webbing. On the soft side. A bit too soft wet for my liking.

    5. DiveRite. Just don't do it. Way too soft and sloppy. When wet, triglides won't stay in places

    What I am not sure is if any of them change material in their recent production/sourcing.
     
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  6. tech3324

    tech3324 Lionfish

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    DGX seems to offer only one choice in 2" webbing, Flat Nylon Webbing, per {1 ft | 30.5 cm} I wonder if that's the "DGX stiff webbing" you referred to?
     
  7. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    I've used webbing from just about everywhere over the last 20 years.........so far the Halcyon webbing is my favorite. Not too stiff, not too soft......
     
  8. oldschoolto

    oldschoolto Regular of the Pub

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    You can stiffen the webbing yourself.. I know a few riggers that will soak a part of the webbing in a urathane based epoxy to get as set in a spot.. Or adding a stiffer webbing as a doubler to the softer webbing in high wear spots...

    Jim...
     
  9. eelnoraa

    eelnoraa DIR Practitioner

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    I think that's it. A couple year ago, they offer soft webbing for crotch strap purpose. I ordered the "stiff" or normal version.
     
  10. eelnoraa

    eelnoraa DIR Practitioner

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    You will do that instead of spending $15 or less on the proper webbing?? And I think the urethane epoxy will cost more than that.
     
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