Mark, I'm all about minimalism with weighting, so 18lbs of lift would be enough for most of what I'd do with a DH rig. My weighting litmus test is being able to hold a 15ft stop with 500 psi in the tank, and no air in the wing. If I'm completely neutral under those conditions, then my weighting is perfect. That way, like you said, it only takes a little squirt of air at depth to neutral things out.ScubaLawyer wrote:For what it's worth, I use an 18# Oxycheq wing with a VDH backplate. The plate covers most of the wing but it still seems to work just fine. Even if it cuts down some of the buoyancy volume how much does one really need if you have good weighting to begin with?. With a full 7mm wetsuit at 60+ feet I just add a few puffs/squirts of air and I'm good to go. My 2psi. Mark
That makes sense, but the reason I asked is because the holes on the Scubapro wing don't exactly align with the plate. I had to slightly manipulate the wing to get the proper alignment, so the grommet screws could be installed.Bryan wrote:Luis took into consideration the spacing of eyelets on most major manufactures wings when they layout for the plate was done. Otherwise I would have corrected it after the first order.
That little flap was the first thing I cut off. Of course the next thing I did was switch the top inflator hose intake to the bottom hole, replace the long tube with a 3 inch piece from a flexible snorkel, plumb a LP inflator into the end of that, and then run a dump cord from the dump valve now installed in the top hole. Ask anyone, I'm strange.Aquala1 wrote:The Oxy-cheq wing looks good. Is that little fabric flap over the inflator neck removable?
Aquala1 wrote:Mark, Scott...do either of you have any pics of the wing with the flap cut off?
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