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Re: Type of BCDs to get
« Reply #20 on: 18 Nov 10, 23:42 »
take your time to shop around.. BP+wing set up gives you the most flexibility to pick and choose what you like and don't like.

for example, my BC is now made of a diverite wing, halcyon harness and tank straps (which i really like), and soon to be an oxycheq travel plate.

i also have a seacsub jacket BCD that's been absolutely bombproof and still going strong after 5 years. i don't even remember cleaning the inflator and it's still working.  ;D

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Re: Type of BCDs to get
« Reply #21 on: 19 Nov 10, 01:11 »
take your time to shop around.. BP+wing set up gives you the most flexibility to pick and choose what you like and don't like.

for example, my BC is now made of a diverite wing, halcyon harness and tank straps (which i really like), and soon to be an oxycheq travel plate.

i also have a seacsub jacket BCD that's been absolutely bombproof and still going strong after 5 years. i don't even remember cleaning the inflator and it's still working.  ;D

Oooo different brands of bcds are able to interchange? Do we need to modify the backplate or harness from other brands to fit the wing?An example, for your case. A diverite wing with a halcyon harness.Actually the prices is another concern for me,this year bonus not very good  ;D
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Re: Type of BCDs to get
« Reply #22 on: 19 Nov 10, 18:52 »
yes, they are 80% interchangeable, unless it's some special bladder/wing or backplate design with odd-size mounting holes etc.

if you go to any shop with BP/wings on display, you can easily see how everything fits together and can be mixed and matched. best if they have several brands.

anyway most BP BCDs function more or less the same... it's just what brand it is. you might want to consider things like single bladder vs dual layer construction, location and number of dump valves, length of inflator hose etc. otherwise they will all do the same job, so budget shouldn't be a problem.

oxycheq setups are good value for money. but if you're feeling rich halcyon works too.

i know diver's outfitter just brought in some oxycheq stuff maybe you can go take a look. going to pick up my travel plate from them this weekend!

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Re: Type of BCDs to get
« Reply #23 on: 19 Nov 10, 19:00 »
yes, they are 80% interchangeable, unless it's some special bladder/wing or backplate design with odd-size mounting holes etc.

if you go to any shop with BP/wings on display, you can easily see how everything fits together and can be mixed and matched. best if they have several brands.

anyway most BP BCDs function more or less the same... it's just what brand it is. you might want to consider things like single bladder vs dual layer construction, location and number of dump valves, length of inflator hose etc. otherwise they will all do the same job, so budget shouldn't be a problem.

oxycheq setups are good value for money. but if you're feeling rich halcyon works too.

i know diver's outfitter just brought in some oxycheq stuff maybe you can go take a look. going to pick up my travel plate from them this weekend!

Thanks, i saw they have these colorful wings too, they come with harness & bp,will go down to take a look these few days.
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Re: Type of BCDs to get
« Reply #25 on: 15 Dec 10, 17:05 »
thanks discoburg that link is super
the website's pretty neat they've got nice articles
http://www.scubadiving.com/training/lessons-life/unequal-means-unsafe

for Oxycheq it's a popular brand too, and their wing seems narrow which could be more streamlined

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Re: Type of BCDs to get
« Reply #26 on: 16 Dec 10, 01:27 »
There is a Frog BP/W single tank BCD selling on Ebay SG. somebody pick it up before I'm tempted to buy it. It's much like Halcyon
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