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New to dry gloves ... what do I do with my bungee'd wrist mounts??

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by roydude, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. roydude

    roydude Instructor, Scuba

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    Hi all - after 14 years of diving dry I finally gave in and got a set of dry gloves :D. The only problem I now have is that my bungee-mounted computer is never going to work with the glove connecting system :no: (a big screw mechanism on my forearm, pretty much exactly where my computer used to go) so I was thinking I might need to return to straps.

    I don't want to lose the 'failsafe' of 2 bungees (i.e. if a pin breaks I lose my computer), so I was about to order a pass-through dive-watch strap, but I thought I'd pop by here first and see what you guys do (if you use a dry glove 'system' like this as opposed to just the gloves)? Is there a better way, or do I just have to accept straps?
     
  2. tkdgodess

    tkdgodess PADI Pro

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    Make new bungees just big enough to fit over the rings. Just about everyone i dive with frequently bungeee mounts computers and compasses and fits them over the rings.
     
  3. jeangadbois

    jeangadbois Nassau Grouper

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    I put a lanyard on my dive computer through one of the top strap holes if a pin breals or something im still good to go.
     
  4. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yeah, I have that problem too... big rings make it hard to stretch a bungeed instrument over your wrist.

    For my main dive computer (Shearwater Petrel), I use the dual buckle system that comes with the computer, so I don't have to pull it over the ring.

    For my wrist slate, my compass and my bottom timer, I just made the bungees a bit looser - still stays pretty snug on my wrist, but I can get them over the rings now..

    Mike
     
  5. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    You may find this useful.
     
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  6. bradells

    bradells DIR Practitioner

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    Is the issue that the computer now is further up on your forearm, or you need .50 worth of bungee?

    I bungee my computers/BT/compass differently than most people I've seen (as in $1 worth of bungee.....)

    I double over a 1' length and feed the standing ends through the bend. Put a small ball keeper on the standing end and tie the end so it won't come off.

    First time putting it on, have it loose, then just draw out the excess bungee and move the keeper.

    If you need more bungee, just move the keeper until you find a nice spot where you don't have to adjust it to get it on/off and for how it sits on your arm.

    Trim down as required.

    Note I do use KUBI 80mm rings which are significantly smaller than most other rings (and don't leak/pop off/go on wrong/indestructible/etc)

    BRad
     
  7. divad

    divad Solo Diver

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    What is this "standing end" you speak of?

    Never mind, I just looked it up. Who'd a thunk there was so much nomenclature about knots. Knot me.
     
  8. doctormike

    doctormike ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sounds interesting! Can you post a photo?
     
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  9. mathauck0814

    mathauck0814 Assistant Instructor

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    Just move the computer further up your forearm and put longer bungee if you need it for the diameter.
     
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  10. victorzamora

    victorzamora Solo Diver

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    :clapping: Holy crap, that's TRULY brilliant!
     

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