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Yep, another harness question.

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by Diver below 83, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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  2. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Yep, same one LP sells. I might have gotten them from Randy... probably did.
     
  3. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    What did you use to attach it to the plate?
     
  4. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Mine came with the book screws/sex bolts...
     
  5. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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  6. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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    I do an “H” harness too, I mount the “T” further back. I am using so old Zeagle weight pouches that came off of a b/c for cold water, they carry the weight at the belt and above which helps with my leg heavy trim. Warm water rig is set up the same way but two 3lb weight pockets inverted behind the “T” and I always have weight pockets on the top cam band.
     
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  7. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    Well went ahead and ordered all the items from piranha. Going to go this week to dgx and pick up everything else I need
     
  8. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    Does anyone know if hog sells their red crotch strap by itself?
     
  9. purbeast

    purbeast Barracuda

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    I put together my harness from custom Piranha parts as well. I used the black hardware too for the D-rings and triglides.

    I opted to go without any teeth on them.

    One thing I will say is that it was VERY hard to double back the triglides. Like WWAAAYYY harder than I would have ever expected. Based on videos I saw of people putting their crotch strap together, it should not have been that hard. So I don't know if the black triglides are smaller than the regular silver ones, or whether the webbing is thicker than normal, but that was my experience. I actually had to cut the webbing at an angle so I could at least get a tip through on the double back and then figure out how to finish pulling the whole thing through.

    For my harness I ordered the 'medium' stiffness. For the crotch strap I ordered the 'soft' stiffness. It is the only harness I have ever had so I am not sure if the stiffness is normal for the harness or not, but to me it was stiffer than I expected. It is fine though, just stiffer than I would have guessed. I've used it a few times thus far and it has worked out perfectly. It was also somewhat difficult to double back the waist buckle now that I think about it too. So maybe the thickness on their webbing is a little thicker than "normal" since that was also difficult?

    But damn, putting the crotch strap together was a headache. I opted to make my own crotch strap from a piece of webbing, so I had to do the loop on there too, so I had to double back 2 parts of the crotch strap.

    EDIT:

    Just read the rest of the thread and see you are asking about the crotch strap in red.

    The reason I "made" my own crotch strap from a piece of webbing was for color purposes. I wanted to possibly match my blue webbing with a blue crotch strap. As mentioned above, I ordered the "medium" stiffness for harness and "soft" for the crotch strap. Well the "soft" blue webbing was a slightly different shade of blue. I had also ordered a piece of black webbing to possibly use for the crotch strap.

    I opted to just go with the black for my crotch strap for 2 reasons.

    1. The shade of blue was a bit off of the harness as mentioned, and I'm petty like that, so I didn't like how it didn't quite match.

    2. I figured the color being blue could stand out going under my junk up my back, so I figured just having it blend in with my wetsuit would make it not standout.

    So I ended up going with the black one just to blend in with my wetsuit.

    Another option is that Randy will make a custom crotch strap in the webbing you want. I was going to do this, however it would have taken like 2 weeks and I was antsy to just get all my stuff put together and try it in the pool. I believe the price was also like $30 versus the $15 or so, and I wasn't sure if I really wanted black or blue for it, so I just opted to make my own from webbing.

    I see you already ordered, but I don't know if it's too late or not, but I was going to say to order some black bolt snaps as well. I didn't do it on my first order then placed an order later on for some, but for a $5 bolt snap the shipping was like $8 or so. I ended up getting like 4 bolt snaps (only using 2 but have some backups now) but I could have saved on shipping had I ordered them right away.
     
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  10. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

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    I appreciate the reply and tips. All the gear I ordered arrived today. I also went over to DGX and picked up some dgx trim pockets, dive rite 2” crotch strap and some bungee wraps to help tie down anything I clip on I’ll post pics a little later tonight of everything I have so far. At this point it seems I just need my wing. Just torn between going with the vdh 18 or the dgx 30 for my first wing.
     

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