Yes, I did add slots when I got the plate. I just felt a bit squanched up and I like for my shoulder straps to be loose. So I cut new slots. I did not add the additional slots to my wife's VDN plate, she is a little person. And at 5-10, I am not a giant either, I just do not like restricting my shoulders and it makes getting into and out of the harness much easier for me. I just cinch the waist strap down and that stabilizes the rig enough. You might notice I bent the lower edges away and the upper ears inward to further conform to my body.
Thanks Jim for posting that link. I could not find it earlier. That is exactly how my aux bottle is rigged. But, in order to bring it yet closer and further up to keep it clear of my expensive camera housing, I added the choker on the upper connection and relocated the lower connection to my plate rather than my waist strap D-ring. My waist strap D-ring set forward a little bit due to my being weight integrated to make room for the weight pouch, though otherwise I am using a basic Hog rig with the deviation made necessary for DH regs and the weight integration and the VDH plate.swimjim wrote: ↑Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:53 pmhttp://dir-diver.com/en/equipment/stage ... gging.html . This is the way I have been doing it for years. The bottle is clipped off on a chest D ring and a waist D ring. This way, even if the tank is an AL 80 it tucks right up against your side staying out of the way.
I like that, and fits within my application of Occam's Razor to minimalist SCUBA rigging. Your D-ring would use an existing point rather than adding another, it is more simple and simpler is usually better . Let me look at that and see how that might work for me, hmmmmm
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