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Heavy legs. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Roberto Inzerillo, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. Roberto Inzerillo

    Roberto Inzerillo Nassau Grouper

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    Done :)

    Done :) moved 2 kilos on the shoulder straps.
     
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  2. boat sju

    boat sju Loggerhead Turtle

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    Roberto, do you have access to a pool? This may be a little off topic but I find it to be an interesting pool exercise that can demonstrate the effect of body position on trim: Float on your back in the deep end and move your arms to the side, crossed on your chest, or above your head. And bend your legs at the knees until you find a position where you are completely stable. You need to keep your legs straight at the hips though. Pretty much the proper "diving" posture. You should be able to get in a position where you can float motionless to the point where you can almost fall asleep - it's very relaxing.
     
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  3. Roberto Inzerillo

    Roberto Inzerillo Nassau Grouper

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    Quick update. I did switch to this BP/W (made and sold by Divesystem): 3K Mod + Donut for Single Tank| Tech BCD | DiveSystem
    3k-mod-donut-for-single-tank.jpg
    and I couldn't be happier!!! :-D

    Trimming is now totally different (sooooo much better); moving weight from the belt to the steel backplate has a huge impact on it. I'm much more stable. Ditched 5Kg from the belt (which is huge!). I can even use my beloved Jetfins again :)

    All the suggestions I got on this board have proven usefull and lead to various considerations and improvements. A big THANK YOU to everyone :)
     
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  4. ginti

    ginti DIR Practitioner

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    Just out of curiosity, how many diving centre that uses BP/W did you find? Could you tell me the name?
     
  5. Roberto Inzerillo

    Roberto Inzerillo Nassau Grouper

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    Being the COVID restrictions so tight in Italy I did not manage to visit many Dive Centers in Sicily during the last few months :-(
    but I'm keeping trak of them here: Diving Centers in Sicily – Diving Laubfrosch

    The list is not complete and it gets updated whenever I get to know more of them.
    If you want to know who does provide BP/W for customers ... fromt the linked list I'd say: none!

    A few instructors/guides use tech gear constantly though, namely Saracen, Centrosubatlantis, Blunauta. I think I will ask them directly if they have the equipment for rent too. Will let you know. Do you need some specific info too?
     
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  6. Julius SCHMIDT

    Julius SCHMIDT Solo Diver

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    I love it if after stopping after a bit I go vertical everything is easier, except keeping up with the horizontalists, you can see by just moving your head, lean up against something, have a chat, modify your plan, horizontal all the time is about as much fun as being a baby on the floor
     
  7. ginti

    ginti DIR Practitioner

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    I don't need to rent equipment; it' just out of curiosity, in case in the future I'll want to do some dives around our beautiful island to see something different.

    Thanks for the info, I'll check the websites!

    EDIT: I am pretty much sure that Centrosubatlantis can rent full BP/W with doubles; I think they are involved in marine archaeology research with the "Egadi Project", though I don't know up to which degree...
     
  8. Roberto Inzerillo

    Roberto Inzerillo Nassau Grouper

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    May very well be.
     
  9. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    5kg of ballast with a 7mm wetsuit is not considered a lot.

    As others have suggested, try moving some of the weight from your belt to a point higher up on your body using trim pockets or threading the weights onto your existing cam-strap or by using and additional one.

    You can also use fins that are more positively buoyant, or as a last resort you can make sleeves for your lower legs out of neoprene to wear over or under your wetsuit....this will add some additional buoyancy to your legs.

    -Z
     

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