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Soft backplates

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Outfitters' started by kelemvor, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. cool_hardware52

    cool_hardware52 Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Not if purchased as part of a complete rig. Our complete rigs are a genuine bargain.

    Too flexi and IMO you lose some of the benefits of a Back Plate. Hope you find a solution that works for you.

    Tobin
     
  2. Eptel

    Eptel Angel Fish

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    @decompression , do you know the actual weight of UTD Camo plate (i couldn't see it on the provided website)? I'm looking for light weight alternatives for my current DiveRite Stainless steel LITE backplate. Thank you!
     
  3. divinh

    divinh Photographer

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    Backplate newbie here... what benefits are lost with a soft backplate?
     
  4. Magnus Lundstedt

    Magnus Lundstedt Divemaster

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    Rigidity and mass.
     
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  5. divinh

    divinh Photographer

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    Mass, I can understand, as it can mean using less lead, but what are the benefits of rigidity while diving? Most jackets are soft and people dive fine with them.
     
  6. DavidFL

    DavidFL ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  7. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    and so it begins.....:popcorn:
     
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  8. Magnus Lundstedt

    Magnus Lundstedt Divemaster

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    Most jackets have a rigid plastic backpack in them. some don't.
    Some like it one way, others like it another way.

    I like the rigid type.
     
  9. Anthony A.

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  10. Anthony A.

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    To further derail this thread , is the vdh bp comfortabke? Being flat, I would think it would be rough on the spine. Typical bp's have the center groove which helps (atleast for me) the spine touching.
     

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