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Diy hump/back weight, alternatives to sausage neck weights?


Oct 22, 2013
I have searching for this in the forum but with little success. Does anyone has experience, with creating the most hydrodynamic diy neck-weight ever?
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J Campbell

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Sep 17, 2001
Annapolis, MD, USA
I have not done this but here is an idea. You can buy bags of lead "shot" on Amazon - basically bags of little lead BBs. To get the exact amount of weight you can use one or more bags and cut one open to remove excess shot - then sew it back up. After that sew on small velcro strips to the bags and and the receiving velcro strips to the upper back/neck of your wetsuit - then attach the bags to the wetsuit. For extra smoothness you could cover this over with a thin tight sheet of neoprene, also held on with velcro.
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Jul 12, 2013
Brno, Czech Republic, Europe
i have made a Y shape lead 4.5kg and added 0.5kg. molding in hard wood form. but i made molding mistake from lack of experience and i hope on next week competition it will not die. it last whole one season two days a week training. one part is weakened. form must be warmed before with blowtorch. performance and comfort is realy nice. never want return back to belt weigh and neckweight. it hurts my neck and streamlining was not perfect flat position. i also tried one model from chabaud and i think mine is better but not so nice. half year back i tried lobster but only 2.5kg. and i like it and think about buy one big. because i dont want make another mold its not worth it. better save a money for more sofisticated comercial solution like lobster or chabaud what you prefer. can sell it later for a half price or less. i will post a picture mine weight later. only drawback is you cannot move head backward too much and due that my turn like katarina is not perfect. no problem on turns with lobster or simple neckweight (deeper pool).