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XDEEP NX Project BP/W Unboxing Review #scuba #xdeep


XDEEP NX Project Zen BP/W Unboxing Review #scuba #xdeep

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EnergiZe
EnergiZe
6 months ago

Hey Mark, in which Video do you compare the zen plate with the Mares? I cant fibd it. But you have shown that the Zen Wing fits on the mares backplate.

Can you tell me which Video?

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Reply to  EnergiZe
5 months ago

I don’t know, I make a lot of videos…
What did you want to know? I can provide measurements if you like

EnergiZe
EnergiZe
Reply to  EnergiZe
5 months ago

@Scuba Diver Magazine hey, thank you. Mx request isnt longer important. I figured it out by myself 🙂

redhabensiam
redhabensiam
6 months ago

Hi thank you for the presentation of this beautiful wings. I have a question > many brands add a strap on the wing to make it deflate faster ; why in xdeep we don’t found it ?

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Reply to  redhabensiam
6 months ago

Some divers don’t like retraction systems because if you puncture the bladder they can squeeze any buoyancy out of the bladder.

redhabensiam
redhabensiam
Reply to  redhabensiam
6 months ago

@Scuba Diver Magazine Ok thank you for your answer, i need some pro advice 🙂 iam actually a CMAS *** diver and ii use the Dragon SLS form Mares and i want to switch to a back buoyancy and i am looking for an xdeep BCD or the Beuchat Materlift tek ? any advice to make the right choice ?

Mario Schmitt
Mario Schmitt
6 months ago

Got my Zen upgraded with just the wing to use doubles. Like the modularity. Bought a second backplate for my single setup, though. Was just to lazy to change it on every vacation, kinda like to grab my warmwater gear and pack it

Fabian Buckreus
Fabian Buckreus
6 months ago

I dive the Project for 2 years now and I really love it, but there is one thing that is super annoying. I have to use the top most hole so the cylinders are high enough and that one isn’t really thought through, the harness runs over it, without an extra hole in the harness like on other BP/W so it’s super hard to access, especially when you use a V-weight. You also can’t push an extra hole in the harness because it’s not centered to the BP hole.

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Reply to  Fabian Buckreus
6 months ago

Good point, that top hole isn’t very easy to access

Sam Moyers
Sam Moyers
6 months ago

Thanks for the video, Mark. Looks like a REALLY nice system. Any word on if a redundant bladder model will be available?

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Reply to  Sam Moyers
6 months ago

There was rumor of one a few years back but I don’t think I’ve seen anything since, they do make a RB wing for the Stealth but nothing for the Project. Maybe it’s still going through CE Certs.

tdp
tdp
6 months ago

What is the difference between this and the Zen?

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Reply to  tdp
6 months ago

The wing and a STA. If you swap the wing over and fit a single tank adaptor it’s basically a Zen.

Ryce
Ryce
6 months ago

I work at a dealer for xdeep stuff. really awesome operation. go full custom with the name engraved and everything. 100% worth doing, same with halcyon. Also they have the best bolt snaps on the market

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Reply to  Ryce
6 months ago

I’m still waiting for the gold boltsnaps they announced April 1st a few years back

HashTagRealName
HashTagRealName
6 months ago

If you are exactly 175cm, should you size up or size down?

Petri Lahti
Petri Lahti
Reply to  HashTagRealName
6 months ago

I have a Zen and I am 171 tall and I changed my plate from medium to large. So I would say large plate. Maybe I having short legs but large suits me much better.

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Reply to  HashTagRealName
6 months ago

XDEEP say _’For divers 175 cm and more tall’_ Large

nyax129
nyax129
6 months ago

I bought this from your simply scuba review and have never looked back.

Dariusz Cudera
Dariusz Cudera
6 months ago

Absolutly amazing system. I love it. Very comfortable, perfect trym. I have blue one, looks great.

Alison Anthony
Alison Anthony
6 months ago

#askMark. I dive the Zen with the stainless steel BP. I’m thinking of buying the aluminium plate for travelling but I’ve heard that there can be problems with using steel bolts on aluminum in sakt water. Do you know anything about this? Ive travelled with the steel plate before – just packed fewer clothes! – but would like to take a lighter plate if possible.

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Reply to  Alison Anthony
6 months ago

Yes, the two metals can basically fuse together and make it really hard to separate. That’s why on some backplate hardware you are given plastic fittings so the two metals don’t touch.

Plastic or rubber washers should help and you may find your Zen already has some fitted. The bolts on this Project and my XDEEP STA that comes from the Ghost all have plastic fittings to prevent metal on metal contact.

Josh Edmond
Josh Edmond
Reply to  Alison Anthony
6 months ago

I dive the Zen with both the aluminum and steel backplate. Xdeep provides teflon washer inserts to help prevent any fusing issues. No issues so far.

Steven Wood
Steven Wood
6 months ago

How would you use the loops that can make a dir shoulder strap a bit more adjustable (forget the name ) since this has a bit different strap routing through the plate

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Reply to  Steven Wood
6 months ago

You’d struggle to use an Agir Harpa Loop or a Mares XR SF2 on the Zen backplate. The slots are only 4mm wide on the backplate but the bars of those loops are 5mm thick…

NickB
NickB
6 months ago

I dive this system and really like it. Very comfortable. Agreed on the extra space of the shoulder straps making it easier to put on and take off. Really love the crotch strap! I do find that the bladder makes me a bit feet light, even with jet fins. Adjusting the wing or plate location didn’t resolve – a tail weight did the trick. Overall, more comfortable than other BP&W systems I’ve tried. I think there’s only a couple of sites currently offering in the US.

Steven Wood
Steven Wood
Reply to  NickB
6 months ago

TecDiveGear and Aqui Water Sports I know of

Steven Wood
Steven Wood
Reply to  NickB
6 months ago

TecDiveGear and Aqui Water Sports I know of

NickB
NickB
Reply to  NickB
6 months ago

@Steven WoodExactly! 👍🏻

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Reply to  NickB
6 months ago

XDEEP are still relatively new compared to some of the big brands out there. Most of their dealers seem to be on the East Coast of the US

There’s a full list of their dealers in the US on XDEEP’s site: https://www.xdeep.eu/lista-dystrybutorow-dl.html?country=United+States

Christopher Ebejer
Christopher Ebejer
4 months ago

XDEEP ZEN or Apeks Wings? What do you recommend for experienced recreational diver in the Med?

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