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antacid

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Re: Back inflated BCD
« Reply #10 on: 31 Mar 16, 08:55 »
i use a backplate setup without a crotch strap. The shoulder straps would have to be quite snug and fitting, but not too tight. An estimate would be to be able to put a fist between the shoulder strap and your chest. When fitted correctly, the BCD will not feel like it's riding over your head even without the crotch strap.

The different design also means you can't expect to float vertically with ease on the surface, as compared to a jacket BCD. you will need to lean slightly backwards.

Also, if you fully inflate a 40lb wing on a backplate it will definitely start to push you forward. So lean back, and enjoy the sun. Of course, if your head is barely above the water and you're drinking water with every wave, then inflate more lah.

So in summary - proper adjustments, different posture, control inflation.

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Re: Back inflated BCD
« Reply #11 on: 27 Apr 16, 10:34 »
I just recently bought my first BCD. I am a beginner and did my course in Tioman like you but used full jacket style BCD. I wanted a back wing style BCD only as I think they are easily adjustable and modular. I knew that I wanted my own gear which is adjusted for me. I tried the BCD in a pool last week and found no issues with it. Next dive is coming next month to do a real world test. Mine is a Halcyon Infinity with dumpable weight pockets so I have to use any weight belt.

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Re: Back inflated BCD
« Reply #12 on: 29 Apr 16, 13:04 »
I just recently bought my first BCD. I am a beginner and did my course in Tioman like you but used full jacket style BCD. I wanted a back wing style BCD only as I think they are easily adjustable and modular. I knew that I wanted my own gear which is adjusted for me. I tried the BCD in a pool last week and found no issues with it. Next dive is coming next month to do a real world test. Mine is a Halcyon Infinity with dumpable weight pockets so I have to use any weight belt.

BPW is not easily adjustable and fits only the person; but I noticed your Infinity should have the cinch system which then make it easily adjustable.  I borrowed a Halcyon BCD for my AOWD,and the fit and snugness is definitely much better than a jacket BCD. I'm sold since.... ;) Enjoy your next dive with your Infinity.

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Re: Back inflated BCD
« Reply #13 on: 04 May 16, 09:23 »
When I was testing the bcd in the pool I saw another person use another back wing bcd with a cinch system but non halcyon which he said he got for 30 bucks. Maybe someone can clarify what it was if they know about it.

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Re: Back inflated BCD
« Reply #14 on: 07 May 16, 11:56 »
It's a self-designed cinch system that works similar to the Halcyon one. PM me if you're interested, and I can put you in touch with the person who designed it.


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