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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

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. PerroneFord

    PerroneFord DIR Practitioner

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    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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