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DIR- Generic How do you attach weight?

Discussion in 'DIR' started by CAPTAIN SINBAD, Mar 26, 2021.

How do you put attach weight?

Poll closed Apr 9, 2021.
  1. Weight belt

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. Trim Pockets on the harness waist

    5 vote(s)
    31.3%
  3. V-weights on the Back-plate

    11 vote(s)
    68.8%
  4. Other ...

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. CAPTAIN SINBAD

    CAPTAIN SINBAD Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Woodbridge VA
    2,916
    1,078
    I am posting this in the DIR forum because I would like to hear from folks who dive with this mindset. How do you prefer to carry weight while diving in a BP-Wing?
     
  2. OrcasC205

    OrcasC205 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Seattle, WA
    98
    80
    V-weight (or v-pouch) when diving doubles.
    Weight in waist pockets and a trim pouch on the upper tank band when diving singles..
     
    rongoodman likes this.
  3. Ayisha

    Ayisha DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Toronto, Canada
    3,297
    1,649
    Trim weight pockets on the upper and lower cambands for a single tank.
     
    JonnieB likes this.
  4. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, Washington State
    11,258
    6,053
    In doubles and salt water = weight belt and v weight
    In doubles and fresh = only v weight needed

    In single and salt = weight belt plus 2 non-ditchable pockets on the lower cam band.
    Can't think of the last time I dove a single in freshwater so N/A for that.
     
  5. DiveClimbRide

    DiveClimbRide Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Zealand, South Island
    161
    97
    Doubles => V-weight
    Singles => Weights bungied to shoulder straps
     
  6. ls23

    ls23 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Germany
    46
    53
    Fresh water: Tailweight/V-weight or no weight depending on amount of undergarments
    Salt water: Weight belt or combination of tailweight/V-weight and belt
     
  7. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
    10,120
    6,865
    doubles: v-weight
    single, using wetsuit: pockets on camband
    single, using drysuit: weight belt
     
  8. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    7,963
    7,410
    V weight, weight belt, pouches on cam bands.

    just depends on what tanks and what I’m wearing.
     
    Matan likes this.
  9. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Torrance, CA
    9,627
    10,288
    Doubles=>V-weight
    Singles=>weightbelt
     
  10. Kevin Floyd

    Kevin Floyd DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Houston
    291
    103
    Single: Cam band pockets and v weight
    Doubles: V pouch between the tanks

    I do have these little pockets from Sub gravity that I put on the waist pushed all the way back to the plate. I found that my can light can make me roll slightly to the right so I will put 2lb in the trim pocket on the left.
     

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