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The V Weight Flip

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by saying, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. kramynot2000

    kramynot2000 Solo Diver

    This seems to be a fairly common problem with doubles from what I've seen. I think it really depends on your center of gravity depending upon how your body is built and what type of doubles you use.

    I tried a v-weight as well but had to go back to a weightbelt because I was just too head heavy also.
  2. FreeFloat

    FreeFloat Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Somewhere in the waters of Lake Ontario or the St
    This is the main reason I've stuck with my weight belt. In my single tank, I am mounting my steel tank right at the break of the crown but when I still what my buddy calls 'busy fins' I flip head-over-teakettle (although mine's not as fast as evidently the original poster described). And that's in a single tank with a weight belt! In an AL80 I'm capable of mounting the tank so that I trim out, oddly enough.

    Now that I'm building up a set of doubles (72s) I'm really really hesitant to go with a channel weight of any sort for this reason - I've heard that doubles make a diver more head-heavy than ever, and I'm already head-heavy in my single......... :11:

    This is diving dry with 8lbs on the belt, neoprene drysuit (non-crushed), and 6# standard steel plate. I get the same results with 6lbs on the belt and my 7mm wetsuit.

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