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#6930 - 04/24/03 04:50 AM BCD inflate/deflate control
dream-mermaid Offline
avid diver

Registered: 04/24/03
Posts: 6
Loc: thailand
Although i rarely buy new equiptment (Can't afford it) I alway's read with interest the new BCD reviews. It always amazes me that while they have more pockets etc the LPG always seems equally as uncomfortable to use. Also it worries me that a diver can float face down and the BCD doesn't keep them upright. I've developed some ideas, but don't know the next step.
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#6931 - 04/28/03 09:03 AM Re: BCD inflate/deflate control
BadFish Offline
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Registered: 09/13/01
Posts: 91
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
thats a mis-conception, i use a B/P wing and i never have a problem with that, ever.

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#6932 - 04/28/03 09:20 AM Re: BCD inflate/deflate control
BillL Offline
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Registered: 05/08/02
Posts: 455
Loc: So. California, USA
Proper weighting and fit are very important with back inflation BCs. The BC must be comfortable no matter which styles you use.

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#6933 - 06/26/03 11:23 AM Re: BCD inflate/deflate control
pcscuba Offline
avid diver

Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 12
Loc: Panama City, FL
A BC is not a life jacket. How much time do you really spend on the surface anyway. If you are properly weighted you should have no trouble with a back inflate BC so why change a good thing?

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#6934 - 06/28/03 03:03 PM Re: BCD inflate/deflate control
BillL Offline
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Registered: 05/08/02
Posts: 455
Loc: So. California, USA
Most BCs have different diving characteristics. Usually problems come from the diver not being comfortable or not fully trained on their equipment. Understanding the features of a BC increases the divers ability to use it properly.

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