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Question about what type of wing to get...

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by hawk1278, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. hawk1278

    hawk1278 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Maryland, USA
    This is my first time putting together a BP/W system so this may be a dumb question. I am kind of a big person (6'1" about 270~275) and I plan on diving singles for now. Is a 35lb wing good enough or will I need something greater than 35lb?

  2. PerroneFord

    PerroneFord DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives:
    Location: The Borg Cube
    Your body will float in water. You wear weight to counteract this and be neutral. The wing is not for YOU, it's for your gear. With an AL80, and a moderate amount of lead on you, a 27 or 36 should be PLENTY.

    I'm 240, 6'0" and my 27# wing is never more than half full.

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