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Re: Back inflated BC
« Reply #10 on: 12 Aug 10, 05:28 »
Back inflated BCD is best to use if you are keen to go for caving or penetration. Anyway many divers may not know that . to prevent you face down , you need to deflate abit of air, if you tense to face down . Simple 


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Re: Back inflated BC
« Reply #11 on: 01 Nov 10, 04:55 »
There are three types of BP for you to consider:

Stainless Steel - Heavy MOFOs but you'll need minimal to no lead weights

Alu - Lighter and more travel friendly

Transplate/Soft Cordura BP (Like that seen on Zeagle Express Tech) - Soft plate meant for compactness and very travel friendly.

There isn't an advantage of one over the other. Really depends on your needs. But after using the Soft BP on multiple travel trips here and there, I will not swap it for anything else (for now) for the ease of weight and compactness.

http://www.zeagleexpress.com/gear/BCDS/Zeagle%20Backplate%20Systems/Express%20Tech%20Kit.html
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Re: Back inflated BC
« Reply #12 on: 01 Dec 10, 10:25 »
i quote this from diverite website:

"An improperly fit back inflation BCD might cause you to tip forward, but a properly fit back inflation BCD worn with a crotch strap will allow you to assume and hold any position under the water or on the surface.

When on the surface, divers new to back inflation will need to break the habit of holding down the power inflator until they feel squeeze (there won't be any) or hear the OPV release. With an over inflated aircell they will have a huge amount of buoyancy on their back, causing them to float too high in the water and tip forward. Instead, they should add only enough gas until their head is just above the water."
 

 


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Re: Back inflated BC
« Reply #13 on: 01 Dec 10, 11:22 »
If you intend to get a diverite travelpac maybe you could consider scubapeople they are having a sale,but not sure the sale is still going on ;D
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Re: Back inflated BC
« Reply #14 on: 01 Dec 10, 21:12 »
Anyone got any feedbacks on halcyon eclipse?

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Re: Back inflated BC
« Reply #15 on: 02 Dec 10, 08:48 »
expensive, mid-weight for a backplate BC, and the cinch system doesn't really work very well if you're a small person.

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Re: Back inflated BC
« Reply #16 on: 02 Dec 10, 09:29 »
Anyone got any feedbacks on halcyon eclipse?
Relatively 'expensive' BP system that is difficult to fault.  Eclipse is Halcyon's standard single tank package without the additional frills of Halcyon Infinity (paddings, cinch system).

I like the short inflator hose and high quality build of the system.  Unlike some, their stainless steel screws holding their storage pak do not rust at all, storage pak works and their anodized backplate 'age' better than power coated ones.  I did install Teflon washers isolating backplate from all s/s components to further prevent b/p corrosion.
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Re: Back inflated BC
« Reply #17 on: 02 Dec 10, 10:45 »
Relatively 'expensive' BP system that is difficult to fault.  Eclipse is Halcyon's standard single tank package without the additional frills of Halcyon Infinity (paddings, cinch system).

I like the short inflator hose and high quality build of the system.  Unlike some, their stainless steel screws holding their storage pak do not rust at all, storage pak works and their anodized backplate 'age' better than power coated ones.  I did install Teflon washers isolating backplate from all s/s components to further prevent b/p corrosion.

Thanks all the advise, my friend keep recommending this BCD. Saying buy it once, buy it good.
How about regulator,
xtx200 first & second
scuba pro air 2
scubpro pressure guage total at 1000 SGD


Or should i get xtx 50 first & second at 450 (second hand)

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Re: Back inflated BC
« Reply #18 on: 02 Dec 10, 11:51 »
HOG http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=HOG32LbWing
Donut Bladder with a HOG harness seem to be priced well and held in high regard by the US market. I reckon you should check it out in addition to considering local sets since it's priced very affordably.

http://www.divers-supply.com/TECHNICAL-SCUBA-BCD-PACKAGE-P4068.aspx

http://caveadventurers.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=43_74&products_id=692&zenid=8be937bb1b2ca4f4caf7706443a9f228
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Re: Back inflated BC
« Reply #19 on: 02 Dec 10, 11:54 »
Thanks all the advise, my friend keep recommending this BCD. Saying buy it once, buy it good.
How about regulator,
xtx200 first & second
scuba pro air 2
scubpro pressure guage total at 1000 SGD


Or should i get xtx 50 first & second at 450 (second hand)

Yup.. buy once.. will grow with you till u do trimix..  ;D

XTX200 is nice.. but I'm not a fan of Air2 kinda products and will not recommend anyone buying (there is a thread discussing Air 2 somewhere on forum, search for it).  Especially for Halcyon, their wing inflator hose is very short, maybe abit too short for your Air2.  For most rec diving, you just buy a non-balanced 2nd stage as an alt air source (eg, XTX 20 or 40). 

If on budget, the XTX 50 is very good reg. For most users, I doubt you can feel any difference between XTX 200 and 50.  I like the design of the XTX200 1st stage, but if I buy the XTX50, I will try to buy it with a DS4 1st stage, dun really like the DST.
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