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trekdive

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Re: suggestion bcd
« Reply #10 on: 15 Apr 15, 23:33 »
Haha, yes, use car to compare is not too right.

Just want to say some brands are more ex, and some are cheaper, but the expensive brands don't always have the best model or problem free, while the cheapest brand don't always have lousy stuff.

Mine is a 'rojar' backplate/wing. oxycheq wing, oem alu plate / webbing, DR cam band and DIY stuff. (Its like Proton with a Evo engine and 'milo tin' exhaust. If I compare in the case of car  :P

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Re: suggestion bcd
« Reply #11 on: 16 Apr 15, 09:21 »
Some backplates which I have tried on which are comfortable and work well (at various price points):

Diverite alum
HOG alum
Hollis alum
Halcyon alum

Backplates that I've tried but do not feel comfortable for my body

Fathom one
Old Hollis alum
OMS alum

Wings that I know that work well and are pretty robust

HOG 32lb
Halcyon

Wings I have tried that I did not like

Diverite travel EXP

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Re: suggestion bcd
« Reply #12 on: 18 Apr 15, 22:43 »
Hi everyone thank you for your suggestion but I'm not too sure water type I like. Anyway to try it out?  Because I would prefer vacillate bcd Co's it more streamline I think budget e loadout I need ad ices from u guys le lol

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Re: suggestion bcd
« Reply #13 on: 18 Apr 15, 23:45 »
Hi everyone thank you for your suggestion but I'm not too sure water type I like. Anyway to try it out?  Because I would prefer vacillate bcd Co's it more streamline I think budget e loadout I need ad ices from u guys le lol
English please? :)
So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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Re: suggestion bcd
« Reply #14 on: 19 Apr 15, 02:32 »
English please? :)
Vacillate seems like a typo for backplate (the positioning on a qwerty keyboard tells me so) and ad ices is probably advice? The rest are probably easy to infer

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Re: suggestion bcd
« Reply #15 on: 20 Apr 15, 11:56 »
i have a diverite for about 8yrs?

can't say it's 'the best' on the balance of numerous factors as others have alluded to.
looking back would i have bought it again? maybe not. then again, not sure what alternative brand i would buy either. maybe Agir Brokk from Sweden to match my Swedish Poseiden regs. If Singapore buys subs from Sweden it's good enuff for me.

some newer brands 'unproven' and seems like they focus on low price to get you buying that's it.
others from time to time have issues - perhaps no big deal as this is one in million type (eg. halcyon on the inflator springs) and also, some brands offshoot and make bcds when they aren't a bcd maker (eg. apeks, though it's awesome regs reputation so by right they should have good bcds). so troll around a bit, if u can test out friend's ask instructor if can help/give discount/lobang etc.

diverite single tank wing:
a) What's Great - simple, proven brand /long time in market, can combo purchase their online platform, straightforward, works well. no hassle. nothing broken, never replaced anything.

b) What's Not So Great - mine's old model, material a bit roughy than others (picks up slimy stuff when u brush against rock & other things), too many d-rings & stuff - non 'hogarthian' so purists find this an issue., plastic buckles in places such as crotch strap..square shape as newer oval ones claim more hydrodynamic etc. dump valve face outward (new designs face inward - in prone it must face down otherwise during failure your bcd would leak catastrophically esp problematic if u dealing with forced deco), some want left side dump always so right side always free esp air share donation - tech approach). there's an integ dump valve on shoulder of the bcd hose joint which is bad idea and a fail point.

also i mod mine in various things (shorten corrugated hose, take out useless items), and, replaced padded backpad with alum plate cos i didn't dive doubles anymore..doubles wing is Agir - awesome brand and they do have single wings.

Perhaps as a guide you can consider some factors:
Price - not always the key
Quality construction - often they say some kevlar sh@t but who the h&ll is going to shoot u i dunno.
Replacement parts - usually springs, and inflator button are universal, test these see if u like them
Warranty - local or int'l
Shape factor & fit to your body - your heigh typically is a big factor where it sits on you
Lift - usually a typical range, more if u got nice big nat geo camera
Hose length, position of dump valves - there's standard lengths depending what u like
Stainless steel type (i think there are two types of marine grade, one cheaper one higher) as it affects corrosion resist.
Cool factor - nice big halcyon label does impress, and colours too. lesser known may help strike conversatn.
Attachment stuff (points and how it integrates with future diving, backplate etc)
If want to buy wing and bplate/strap/rings separately. Bplate choice also another story on its own with factors to consider...
« Last Edit: 20 Apr 15, 12:06 by limk »

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Re: suggestion bcd
« Reply #16 on: 01 Jun 15, 13:45 »
Hahahaha jestermk is totally right abt my typo. Damn tablet r hard to type lol

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Re: suggestion bcd
« Reply #17 on: 01 Jun 15, 21:20 »
I have used diverite and Hollis backplate BCs. Both are good and i actually prefer Hollis BC. Now sold the BP and bought a Scubapro GO to dive with.
I do agree that the Mola-Molas are a MYTH!

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Re: suggestion bcd
« Reply #18 on: 16 Jun 15, 12:03 »
just got my dive rite transpac xt and traveller exp wing..... excited to go blow bubbles with it ...

i wear 3 weights when dive with jackets , any suggestion how many to loose with transpac?

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Re: suggestion bcd
« Reply #19 on: 20 Jul 15, 18:46 »
just got my dive rite transpac xt and traveller exp wing..... excited to go blow bubbles with it ...

i wear 3 weights when dive with jackets , any suggestion how many to loose with transpac?

You can try taking off 1 weight but better if you do a 1st dive with Transpac and your former same gears particularly wetsuit and fins.
The major weight change is only if your BC is backplate and with SS STA.