Jeremy wrote:Do you dive a BP/W Tom?
I seriously need to get down for a Thursday dive with you guys
Yes you do, and no I don't - yet.
It is simple laziness and reluctance to spend the $400, and the fact that my old beater Zeagle (7+ years) is still holding together.
BTW - I'll be in Neah Bay with a bunch of REEF critter crazies / geeks same time you are - staying at WinterSummer Inn in Clallam Bay. Feel free to stop by and say howdy and listen to some critter Latin some evening or give us a shout on the dock.
I am leaning toward a DSS Torus 35 or the LCD 40 for a wing.
I like the Hog 32, but I've seen buddies with the 32 fully inflated barely keeping their head above water surface swimming in a chop. Granted, they were probably over-weighted, (or come to think of it they may have been slinging an 80) but I am thinking that the little extra lift is a good thing. I am not a small guy and will occasionally sling a small bottle, all the way to a 40 or even an 80, so 32 seems a bit small. I wear 32 to 38 lbs of weight depending on whether I'm in Summer undies or my gargantuan Weezle Extreme Plus. I know I'll drop a couple of pounds going from the Zeagle to the BP/W.
I already own a DUI weight and trim harness.
Also, I love DSS's idea of their weight plates on the backplate. Less weight on the belt to mess with seems like a good idea, and seems like it would make it easier to trim out.