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    what are your views about V-weights?
    good? bad? how so?

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    V-Weights are Bars of lead that fit behind our BP between our twins, they come to replace the standard weight-belts and pocket weight pouches.
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    What is it?

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    edited the above

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    I don't follow the current schools of thought, other than on CCR's, but I recall the days when I was 13 years old and I was the only one with a power inflator on my horse collar BC, every else had oral inflators so I was the cock of the walk.

    So back in the thrilling days of yesteryear, the prevailing concept was the ability to ditch weights FAST. I just got rid of my 8lb SS backplate and am going back to adding 8lbs split between my existing 8 lbs of ditchable weights when diving dry.

    The back mounted Inspiration rebreather's BC does not hold one's head very high out of the water.

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    Well, it looks like a great way to get some of the weight in a more managable place. It is also a very ballanced position, right down the spine.

    I suppose they would be great, is there a way to ditch them, or is it just a suplimental weight to be used along with other weights that can be released?

    I tried using some tank weights, thinking they would be good, but all it did was make me feel unballanced in the water, so I removed them and added the weight back to my bc.

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    they are nit "ditchable", i think tha main reason is to get as much weight as possible off our waist, although i would think one would never want to get rid of weights on a deco dive.
    also, provide a more ballanced center of ballance maybe?
    what are tank weights?

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    Similar to V-weights, but they are used for single cylinders. There is one type that is like a tank boot with a weight in it. Another type comes with a strap to attach to your cylinder.

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    got a pic of one of those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by acelockco View Post
    Similar to V-weights, but they are used for single cylinders. There is one type that is like a tank boot with a weight in it. Another type comes with a strap to attach to your cylinder.


    The STA's (Single Tank Adaptor) that is used for those folks who have a BP/W can have weights attached to the Adaptor. The adaptor is a "U" channel aluminium piece that usually has the weight bar (flat) secured inside using the attach points for the Back Plate.

    The "V" weights are placed on the tank bands (of doubles), through the bolts that attach the PB to the doubles rig. The "V" weights are of different weights. The correct weight used is determined by the weight required to become neutrally buoyant at the surface with less than 500 psi. (34.5 bar.) in your tanks. That way should you have to swim to the surface, the diver can still do this with relative ease.

    What is my view of "V" weights? I use them when my I use double AL. 80's with my drysuit. They are a nice innovation to this sport.

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    I suppose with all of the extra buyoancy you get out of two near empty AL80's you would need a lot of extra weight.

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