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How to mount and dismount DSS wings on DSS back plates

Discussion in 'Deep Sea Supply' started by cool_hardware52, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. cool_hardware52

    cool_hardware52 Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    A video detailing how DSS singles wings mount on DSS back plates.

    [video=youtube;dgmuXsj4Elo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgmuXsj4Elo[/video]

    Tobin
     
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  2. Oldbear

    Oldbear Teaching Neutral Diving

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    When I first got my DSS BP/W I was told I needed to replace the flimsy rubber locators with SS bolts and wing nuts. Being inexperienced at the time I did. I have since gone back to the rubber locators because the way I put on my rig is to flip it over my head and let slide onto my back (the way I did in the Army with my ruck) and the bolt stem or wing nuts were grabbing my rash guards. The rubber locators do not grab my rash guards.

    Tobin I wanted to buy a few spare rubber locators, but I cannot find them on your website.
     
  3. cool_hardware52

    cool_hardware52 Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    We do not recommend bolting your wing to your plate. Doing so increases the chances of a pinch flat. If you need locators send an email to info@deepseasupply.com

    Tobin
     
  4. Oldbear

    Oldbear Teaching Neutral Diving

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    Thanks...will do.
     
  5. Ehawk

    Ehawk Angel Fish

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    not to necro an old thread but my question is very similar. I still have the rubber locators. My problem is that they pull out of the backplate very easily. Is there a way to decrease the frequency of this happening?
     
  6. cool_hardware52

    cool_hardware52 Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    The rubber "locators" are just that locators. They are intended to keep the wing aligned with the plate until the cambands are closed. They are not intended to mount the wing to the plate

    Take a look at this video. Switch Tanks Instruction Video

    We do not recommend bolting your wing to your plate.

    Tobin
     
  7. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy

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    I lost the rubber locators long ago, but I have been doing what is shown in the video--holding wing and shoulder strap with one hand while changing tanks--and it seems to obviate the need for the locators.
     
  8. Ehawk

    Ehawk Angel Fish

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    I wasn't bolting it. The wing just gets kinda floppy afterwards. Not a big deal. Thanks for the quick response.
     

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