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New BP/W user. Would appreciate some advice.

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by mff18b, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. admikar

    admikar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I need an advice. Just got hold of Apeks rig, SS backplate, #30 wing and one piece harness. If I set it up as people here say it supposed to be ( touch top of backplate, three fingers under shoulder straps), it is quite easy to don and doff. But when I put it on with tank and everything, it just sags, it is against my back, but just sit low. So, should I snug it up by pulling on waist strap, since it does slide through plate slots, and when need to doff, pull on shoulder straps to return it to start position, or just stop worrying, it will be fine in the water?
     
  2. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    When you get the straps where you want them, add tri-glides to the botton of them @the back of the plate to keep them in place.[​IMG] (Not me)
     
  3. admikar

    admikar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I did put them, but manual says to put them on waist strap to stop from going back, not to stop from tightening them. Like I said, it all looks great until I put tank on.
     

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  4. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    It will be fine underwater.....


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  5. Compressor

    Compressor ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Your are getting great advice here. They are right on. I'm not a tech diver but have a Perdix and love it.
     
  6. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    As for your reg configuration, anything that works for you is good, and trying different hoses is not that expensive . I use a snorkel a lot in my diving, so the 5' and 7' hose didn't work for me and I found a 40" and swivel work for me. The bungee backup was an easy choice, as I had them on my double hose and later on a single hose second before the safe second.

    A buddy of mine uses a standard hose and an Air II on his BP/W. The choices are wide.


    Bob
     
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  7. undrwater

    undrwater Solo Diver

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    You might end up feeling your high pressure hose is now too long. With a clean front, you don't need a long hose to get around stuff.
     
  8. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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  9. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    Sorry, I thought we were talking about choices.
     

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