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XDeep Stealth Rec/Tec hard mounting the sides of the compensator instead of bungee

Discussion in 'Sidemount Diving' started by vovanx, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. vovanx

    vovanx Contributor

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    XDeep manual recommends this:

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    But I want to use this:

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    Any thoughts why NOT to use hard mount instead of bungee?
     
  2. guruboy

    guruboy Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

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    It doesn't stretch, and it's a metal-to-metal connection. In the event of an entanglement, you'd have to cut the wing instead of the replaceable bungee.
     
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  4. vovanx

    vovanx Contributor

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    Oh, forgot to mention: I'm kinda thin person and that's exactly why I want hard connection instead of stretching bungee - because the fully inflated wing bulges too much with the bungee but its a bit better with the S/S keyring. I even use two loops of bungee as seen on the 1st photo, to make it less stretchy, instead of one loop as shown in the manual. And I have moved the flat D-ring forward as much as possible.
     
  5. rjack321

    rjack321 Captain

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    Use cord and tie the bolt snap onto the webbing, makes it even snugger
     
  6. tanstaafl99

    tanstaafl99 Registered

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    Why not lose the A-shaped d-rings on your waist and run the bungee directly from each side of the wing to the other through the crotch strap using a small wing tab?

    That way you clean up your waist and get rid of a bunch of hardware. You can also tighten up the bungee so you get the best of both worlds..since you get rid of about 4 inches of "hard" connection by not having the boltsnap i imagine it will be more comfortable too.


    https://photos.app.goo.gl/qnVUaYpS5HY9wFGc6


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  7. vovanx

    vovanx Contributor

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    Same as in Stealth Classic wing? Will try that, thank you!
     
  8. tanstaafl99

    tanstaafl99 Registered

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    Yep. it can be done with a loop of bungee on oneside and another loop on the other with a boltsnap too. If you like it i highly recommend the keeper things from Andrew Goring (he actually makes a kit to redo a couple of things on the stealth tec..I highly recommend it..)
     
  9. vovanx

    vovanx Contributor

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    Yea I like his mod - the wing looks to be much closer to the spine, exactly what I need (I have even removed the weight pocket too). Alas he does not have an online shop and sells his stuff only via Facebook, and I do not use social networks.
    I will look for similar hardware and try to make a similar mod, thanks for the info.
     
  10. AJ

    AJ Solo Diver

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    I like it too. Helps to empty the bladder while using the deflator.
     

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