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What wing do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Technical Diving' started by CAPTAIN SINBAD, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. CAPTAIN SINBAD

    CAPTAIN SINBAD Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Woodbridge VA
    2,910
    1,076
    Technical divers, what wing are you diving with?
     
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  2. BjörnBear

    BjörnBear Registered

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Richmond, VA
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    Like so much, it depends. With shorter HP tanks like 117s, i like the OMS 45# wing, because it has more of the bladder volume up high. That helps with my long torso, heavy legs six foot frame. When diving LP85s I like the DGX 55# doubles wing. I haven’t had the opportunity to try a lot of other wings, but based on their shape could guess on which ones I would like for which tank setup.
     
  3. PfcAJ

    PfcAJ Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: St Petersburg, Fl
    7,920
    7,284
    I have a 60lb halcyon evolve, a 55lb Halcyon explorer (theyre pretty much interchangeable imo) and a 45lb explorer for smaller doubles.

    no complaints. Good wings.
     
  4. ScubaSam

    ScubaSam Sister of Shenanigans ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Cave Country
    40,448
    7,904
    Both my wings are Halcyon, the 60 lb (for my 130s) and 40 lb wing (for 85’s or AL80’s when I am in Mexico). Never had an issue with either wing.
     
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  5. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board Staff Member

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
    61,578
    29,943
    I use Dive Rite's Rebreather wing with a double bladder.
     
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  6. AustinV

    AustinV Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NoVA
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    201
    I have the DSS Torus 49 wing. I really like it, I originally had a different doubles wing and it never felt right. Switched to the DSS and have been very happy.
     
  7. Boston Breakwater

    Boston Breakwater "Outlaw." Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Brunswick, Georgia.
    522
    496
    Hello. Can an experienced "Recreational." diver that technically does "Technical." dives, without the plastic cards....reply to this post?
    Cheers.
     
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  8. jadairiii

    jadairiii Solo Diver

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    Halcyon Evolve 40 for Alum doubles, Evolve 60 for my 104's....then my 30 for my singles, along with my daughter's 30 for her rig.

    Yes, I have lots of wings....
     
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  9. jlcnuke

    jlcnuke Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: acworth ga
    616
    464
    I recently swapped to a Dive Rite Classic XT wing and have been very happy with it.
     
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  10. Jimchris

    Jimchris Registered

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: WA. State
    45
    17
    Apeks WTX4 (horseshoe) for double 95s, Apeks WTX3 (doughnut) for single cylinder recreational. Unfortunately both are now only produced for the military/professional market.
     
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