Questions and Answers for
ScubaPro X-Tek Horseshoe Twin Wing BC:
i would like to know whether this product is complete with tank stripe band,backsteel plate n etc?
(Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
No. That is ONLY the wing.
Horseshoe Wing. 1680 DEN Ballistic Nylon outer shell. 420 DEN Nylon inner bladder. Bungee-System for minimum drag. Available with 27kg/60lbs lift capacity.
X-TEK WING BLADDERS Diving with a back inflation wing BC is different from a standard BC. The X-Tek system uses either a Horseshoe or Donut shaped bladder. Bladder: Each bladder is constructed of a 1680DEN Ballistic Nylon outer cover and one or more inner bladders constucted from 420 D Nylon. Be aware of the position of the valves when you deflate the bladder. If you want to deflate the bladder in a head down position you have to make sure that exhaust valves are at the highest position in relationship to the air bubble inside the bladder. Please note, that there may be air in both sides of the Horseshoe bladder. For normal deflation of your BC you may have to assume a head up position.
Wing BCs are built for a stable position under water. The X-TEK jacket is not a life jacket. The inflated jacket doesn’t guarantee an unconscious diver will be in a safe heads-up position at the surface!
The use of the X-Wing TEK BCs should be practiced in a controllable environment, e.g. in a swimming pool before diving. The user must be familiar with the operation and skills needed to safely use the system. Failure to be fully competent in the use of the jacket may result in serious injury or death!