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Looking for a new BC, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by bigcuh, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. bigcuh

    bigcuh Angel Fish

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    Looking for a new BC, any suggestions?
     
  2. Crush

    Crush Solo Diver

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    Local diving only, or occasional travel (weight and size may be an issue)?

    Plan on taking it on a plane? (Size might really be an issue)

    Warm water only (less lift required) or cold as well (may need more lift if diving a thick wetsuit, but extra lift not needed for a drysuit).

    Throw us a bone.
     
  3. Hatul

    Hatul Solo Diver

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    Location: Tustin, California, United States
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    I'm wondering how long it will be before the back-platers start advising their system.

    Adam
     
  4. vladimir

    vladimir Solo Diver

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    ScubaPro Classic Sport, on closeout sale, $325.

    Scubapro Classic Sport BC

    Clean, streamlined design, no buoyant cummerbund, no weight integration, no adjustable shoulder straps.
     
  5. Deep South Divers

    Deep South Divers Loggerhead Turtle

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    Wow, surprised that it took this long. :)

    Read: Deep South Divers! Come get wet with us!
     
  6. herman

    herman Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Raleigh,North Carolina
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    Welcome back Seajay....some of us from the old days are still around.

    As for the BC, tell us what you intend to use it for, it makes a difference.
     
  7. Ghanguss

    Ghanguss Solo Diver

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    Location: Australia
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    Ive just bought a mares dragon and while its good quality and comfortable, Im still not used to it after 6 dives.

    The dump handles are difficult to find, the whisle gets tangled (ill probably chop it off) and the tank sits a fair way off my back which makes me bigger in the water :shakehead:
     
  8. SkimFisher

    SkimFisher Manta Ray

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    :popcorn:

    Like other's have said, it all depends on what kind of diving you do. I do not like jacket BC's and prefer back-inflates. I dive a Zeagle Ranger LTD. IMO Zeagle is the best. I will dive no other. Very scalable.
     
  9. claymore

    claymore Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Minneapolis Minnesota
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    The Zeagle Express Tech has gotten very good reviews, is very minimalist, very light and there are several accessories that can upgrade the BC. I'm looking into getting one for travel so I can take my own gear when I fly
     
  10. Deep-6

    Deep-6 Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Northern IL
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    I have the SB Knighthawk and I think it's great but again, depends on what you're looking for.
     

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