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Hog Harness

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by Chuckitall, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Chuckitall

    Chuckitall Barracuda

    Planning on going Hog style. ?? the stiffer the better and how do you know how stiff are they labeled.
  2. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Orca

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    I dont think theres much benefit in a super stuff harness.
  3. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
    they are not labeled and it depends on who supplied them. The webbing has different pick densities which determines the stiffness of the webbing. MAKE SURE your crotch strap is not stiff though otherwise it will destroy you and your exposure protection. Stuff is pretty abrasive. Best option is to go to a good dive shop and feel some of the webbing they have, find what you like and buy it. Make the harness yourself, no sense in paying mark up for a premade one if you're going one piece. Stiffer is not always better though, there's a nice happy balance, too stiff and it won't weave properly so you'll never get it woven into the waist strap and bent through the plate properly. Most of the big manufacturers use the same webbing, so it's not too hard to find the fairly stiff stuff.
  4. eelnoraa

    eelnoraa DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco Bay Area
    If the stiffer the better for you, I will recommend 2" webbing from PiranhnaDiveMfg. It is the stiffest I have used amougst DiveRite, DRIS, DiveGearExpress, Halcyon, Piranhna. DiveRite being the softest sloppest (to avoid)) webbing to the stiffest Piranhna. My favorite is Halcyon's, but DGX's is not bad at all.
  5. Peter_C

    Peter_C Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
    To me it depends where I am diving as to how stiff I prefer the webbing. My doubles plate has stiff webbing and it definitely makes it easier for donning. On the other hand my singles plate has softer webbing that is far more comfortable when the water is really warm and the webbing is against my bare skin, or when diving a 4mm wetsuit.
  6. OtherHalf

    OtherHalf Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Virginia
    First webbing i had was, i believe, OMS. It was super stiff. To the point of being uncomfortable. Also meant it restricted my movement, particularly of reaching across my chest, and was near impossible to adjust. One harness has bulk webbing from LDS, other has webbing from DGX. little difference between these and the Halcyon harness i felt.

    Too stiff isnt a good thing either...
  7. Chuckitall

    Chuckitall Barracuda

    Got it thanks, just bought DeepSea Supply, hope it is perfect.
  8. divad

    divad Solo Diver

    They're all perfect.
  9. Lost down under

    Lost down under Nassau Grouper

    There's a joke in there somewhere...

    "this crotch aint big enough for two stiffs"

    ... had to be done.

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