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Best Backplate?

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Amphibious

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What backplate did you choose and why?

What fits you best?

Anyone getting custom plates done?

rigidity vs. weight?


Willer
 

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I've got an OMS stainless backplate, weighs 6 lbs., has holes all the way around for attaching accessories. Fits well, I'd highly recommend it.

Dale
 

Jon

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I have two different Diverite backplates.
One is stainless steel and weighs about 6 pounds. I use it with my drysuit for both singles and doubles. My other one is plastic. I use it for warm water travel with my Halcyon 27# wing. It is very lightweight and travels well.
I bought them becasue they were cheaper than the Halcyon- not much you can screw up on a backplate!
Jon
 

Andy

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Halcyon & AGIR

I like the old Halcyon backplates, since they have multiple holes for attaching the tanks. That way you don't need to move the bands.

AGIR is nice brad as well, have only seen it in Sweden though..

Both come in 4kg plates, nice and heavy :D!!!


/Andy
 

kd7meq

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I've got a OMS stainless backplate. With my OMS 45lb wings I use it for everything. Single or twin tanks. Salt or fresh water. I'm using a diverite deluxe harness with it.
 
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Divetec Backplate

Check out the backplates manufactered by the German Thomas Winkelmann.

The Backplate is made of steinless Steel (ss 316 Ti) and lasercut. The density of the surface and the treatment with glasspearls in the end of the manufacturing process makes it undestroyable.

more infos?: www.divetec.de
(watchout! Site kept in German!)
 

will_tekkie

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Hi....a backplate ís just a piece of metal.The most important thing about is the material choice. This choice depends of your gear rig. Drysuit, semidry wetsuit ..means stainless steel.....5mm or less wetsuit specially when shallow diving is done...aluminium with a weight bell... it will become safer and handlier your equiment...you know keep your back in good shape.


will_tekkie from spain.
 

jbaldwin

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I have two Dive Rite backplates, a 6 lb. stainless and an ABS plastic model. I use the steel plate during November through March when I need more weight for the 6 mil suit, hood and gloves. I bolt on an extra 5 pounds to help break the surface.

During the rest of the year the ABS plate rigged exactly the same works great with my 100 cu. ft. Pressed Steel Tank. If I dive with just a tee shirt and swim trunks it's all I need. If I use a 3 mil shorty I will add a three pound bar on the backplate.

These setups are used strictly for single tank diving.

Hope this helps.

Jim Baldwin

Originally posted by Amphibious
What backplate did you choose and why?

What fits you best?

Anyone getting custom plates done?

rigidity vs. weight?


Willer
 

Amphibious

Working Class Spearo
Mar 17, 2002
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I know one diver in Ottawa (met Diving with the WetOwls) who has his plate - seemed pretty nice.

That link didn't work, but I'll try a google search.


Thanks for reminding me!

Willer
 
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