How To Assemble a Backplate & Harness #scuba #howto @ScubaDiverMagazine


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How To Assemble a Backplate & Harness #scuba #howto @ScubaDiverMagazine
Everything you need and how to thread a 2″ webbing harness with a backplate and wing BCD.
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01:40 Required Parts
05:23 Harness Assembly
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19:20 Wing Fitting

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daniele sabatini
daniele sabatini
7 months ago

#ASKMARK Hi Mark, last year I bought the XDeeep first stage regulator NX700. As you probably aware, this has been recalled by XDeep due to safety concern. I swap it with the new Xdeep CX100, but I did not find any review about that. Did you try it? Are you going to review it? Also what are you thoughts about the recall? Thank you!

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Reply to  daniele sabatini
7 months ago

I haven’t tried the CX100 yet. I do have some XDEEP gear I’m testing now but, no regs…

I like the recalls, it’s inconvenient but, it’s in the interest of safety. Dive equipment can pass all tests and requirements but, hand it to the general public and we’ll find a way to break it. At least XDEEP are making innovations and this will only improve their next generation of 1st stages.

Pyndle
Pyndle
7 months ago

Thanks for the video, super useful. Why not put a D ring on each side of the waist belt?

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Scuba Diver Magazine
Reply to  Pyndle
7 months ago

You certainly can put a D-Ring on the right hip. The main reason why some divers don’t put a D-Ring on the right hip is that in a long hose configuration it can tangle the regulator hose if you have anything clipped to it, making it difficult to donate gas.
But, if you have need for a D-Ring on the right hand side you can place one there if you like.

Pyndle
Pyndle
Reply to  Pyndle
7 months ago

@Scuba Diver Magazine Ah yeah that makes sense, thanks for the answer !!

geemac
geemac
8 months ago

#ASKMARK – We are about to undertake some sub-tropical to temperate water ‘wreck’ dives from a max of 20*Deg Celsius – down to a min of 4*Deg Celsius. Could you take us through the full purchase process to acquire quality backplates, harness and wing assembly & its configuration to carry 2 x 12Litre Faber ‘Nitrox’ dive tanks, ALSO the purchase, fitting and installing all quality apparatus from 1st & 2nd stages through to a compatible dive computer with Gas Mixing capabilities, a dry suit – either tri-laminate or neoprene, fins, googles, hood, gloves and dive knife, torch, SMB, spares (emergencies, breakage or damaged say ‘O’ rings, spare D rings and double ended clips, etc. You will have a total budget of say 10,000€ being 5,000€ each for 2 divers. Can it be done?

Werner Glanzer
Werner Glanzer
8 months ago

#AskMark Hi Mark, thanks for your detailed explanation of a backplate and wing setup! I am looking forward to get my own BP/Wing-Setup, but I am a bit confused about some details. There are some BPs, that are larger and thicker (3mm vs. 6mm stainless steel) than others. When to choose which of them? I thought that I would be able to “move” my lead from the pockets into the BP, but if I switch from a single- to a double-tank-setup, than it may be too much.. I currently need 10-12kg of lead, with a dry suit here in the cold lakes in germany (and I’m 1.90m tall, if that makes any difference for choosing a BP-“length”).

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Reply to  Werner Glanzer
8 months ago

Some divers prefer to have most of their weight on their weighbelt, others prefer to spread the weight across their gear.

Thicker backplates can replace some of the lead that you require but, it does make your BCD heavier to carry around and lift out of the water. If the thicker backplate would make you too heavy in the water with doubles then the thinner 3mm would be the safer choice. It’s always better to be able to make yourself positively buoyant by just removing your weightbelt.

391wombat
391wombat
8 months ago

#ASKMARK I recently bought a ss bpw with 30lbs of lift. It has weight pockets on the waist band and i just discovered that with a total of 6 lbs of weight in the pockets, which is what i need, the wing won’t float my HP steel 100 in fresh water. I don’t really want to buy a larger wing with more drag and i feel that it’s important that the wing should be able to float the tank/rig. I shore dive and doff/don in the water which is a real pain with a negative rig. Is it time to switch to a weight belt and take the weight off the bpw? Am i missing something? Thanks, John

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Reply to  391wombat
8 months ago

If you think about what floats and what sinks, a lot of your +ve buoyancy is in the suit that you’re wearing and all of what’s -ve is on your BCD. It’s the main downside to weight integrated BCDs.

I’d spread that weight out a bit. You don’t need to put all of it on a weightbelt but, if you put 2 or 4 lbs on a weightbelt then you should still be able to float while wearing it and hopefully your BCD will also float. If it doesn’t then you may need to move all the lead to a more traditional weightbelt.

391wombat
391wombat
Reply to  391wombat
8 months ago

@Scuba Diver Magazine thanks Mark ill move some weight to a belt and see how it works out. John

mike76177
mike76177
9 months ago

What is the benefits of building a back plate vs buying a bcd and what is the cost of building a back plate?

mike76177
mike76177
9 months ago

What is the benefit of building a back plate setup vs buying a bcd . What is the cost of building a back plate set up?

Ruben Rios
Ruben Rios
9 months ago

🤿 love your videos.

Joseph dracula
Joseph dracula
9 months ago

👍!

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