#1: Backplate with Wings Author: Chan, Location: Murrumbeena, VICPosted: Mon, 25 May 2009 12:26 pm ---- Hi VSAG folk,
I've got about 25 logged dives half of which have been in Victoria. It's come time for me to buy my own gear and I would like some advice from someone who owns backplate + wing style BC. I mainly want to know what size wing would be appropriate for use with 12L steel single or 12L steel double. Would a 40lb wing be good for both or do I need to buy two wings for each of these setups? I'm looking at Halcyon gear. Opinions and advice on brands, wings or anything else would be appreciated.
#2: Re: Backplate with Wings Author: lloyd_borrett, Location: Frankston South, Victoria, AustraliaPosted: Tue, 26 May 2009 9:17 am ---- G'day Chan,
I dive using an OMS IQ Pack and an OMS 60 lb lift double bladder wing. I use the same wing for diving with my twin 12L cylinder setup, plus my 12L and 15L single cylinders.
I took some time to try a range of different BCDs. I chose the OMS setup I have because the first time I tried the OMS IQ Pack was the most comfortable I'd been in the water to that point in time. It just worked for me.
I decided to go with a backpack and wing setup because I wanted the flexibility it provided. At the time I didn't know what sort of diving I might end up doing. I figured a suitable backpack and wing setup would enable me to quickly adjust to whatever setup was required.
That's proved to be the case. I can easily adapt my setup for the type of diving I'm doing.
Best Regards, Lloyd Borrett.
#3: Re: Backplate with Wings Author: Chan, Location: Murrumbeena, VICPosted: Tue, 26 May 2009 12:22 pm ---- So you don't have any trouble using a larger wing with a single tank? Most shops have told me I have to buy different wings for single and double tank setups.
#4: Re: Backplate with Wings Author: lloyd_borrett, Location: Frankston South, Victoria, AustraliaPosted: Wed, 27 May 2009 12:06 am ---- Some wings are designed to be for single cylinder only. Some wings for twin cylinder only. Some for either. Mine is one of the latter. Thus I haven't had to invest in different wings.
Regards, Lloyd Borrett.
#5: Re: Backplate with Wings Author: Chriso, Location: PerthPosted: Mon, 05 Oct 2009 8:53 am ---- Morning Chan
I would be most happy to send you over a TryDive BP&W to take diving for a weekends diving, shoot me an Email and we can configure it to your specifications and see how you like diving it.
We offer Wholesale pricing to all VSAG Club members.