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XDeep Classic or Tec?

Discussion in 'Sidemount Diving' started by bradymsu, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. alphahorn

    alphahorn Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Mexico
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    Sorry I have a fixed rubber D ring, but not the sliding o-ring
     
  2. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Port Orchard, Washington State
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    There aren't really any functional differences in the harness. Nowadays you can also assemble your own from 3rd party sources.
     
  3. bradymsu

    bradymsu ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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    Most people remove both the rubber rings as well as the triangular pieces meant to clip the wing bungees into. Those rubber rings were reportedly created as an option by xDeep for people attempting to pass through very tight cave restrictions. They're unnecessary for 99% of sidemount divers particularly as sidemount continues to grow outside of cave diving. Metal sliding D-rings are available in a number of styles from different manufacturers such as xDeep, Dive Rite, and SumpUK. For the wing bungees, the popular option is to connect the two sides together through the crotch strap. This frees up space on the waist belt.
     
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  4. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Same ocean as you!
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  5. JBFG

    JBFG Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
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    Xdeep only provides the rubber O ring as their standard sliding ring. If you want something else, you have to buy it separately. I hate those rubber O ring.
     
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  6. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Same ocean as you!
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