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    I put a pinch clip on my harness in 2007. I've been expecting it to break/fail and kill me since then. It hasn't yet, in fact it's looking like it will outlast the webbing.

    Someone somewhere sells a stainless steel pinch clip. I meant to buy one, but never got round to it.

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    I put a pinch clip on my webbing so that I could get out easily when RIB diving. I then came across the method in the video and never bothered with the pinch clip again. I use a OPH for twins and singles and have no trouble flipping my kit over my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren A View Post
    I bet Ian wont be able to resist though
    Fill your boots.

    I dived with one for ages until I figured out how to manage without.

    It's about the least material deviation from the classic setup that you can make. I really wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

    FWIW, if I were going to go back to it, I'd probably go for the Agir Harps.

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    I used an ordinary pinch from the sides clip. I never looked for a special make or style.
    I have two hang gliders here suspended on 2" webbing using similar bearing far more load 7/24
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    Extended loop of webbing, closed with a pinch clip and the extra webbing held down with a snoopy loop. Had it for ten years or so and never had a problem with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubber chicken View Post
    Extended loop of webbing, closed with a pinch clip and the extra webbing held down with a snoopy loop. Had it for ten years or so and never had a problem with it.
    +1

    Until I realised I was never really using it and could wriggle out of my harness ok - unless someone's leaning over the side of the rib and "helpfully" attempting to lift it clear of the water at the same time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel hewitt View Post
    I used an ordinary pinch from the sides clip. I never looked for a special make or style.
    I have two hang gliders here suspended on 2" webbing using similar bearing far more load 7/24
    Disliked in error Nigel. Sorry
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    Kent Tooling do an interesting stainless buckle that would be suitable. Wibble has been experimenting over on UKD

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    In 17 years of diving with a couple of thousand dives, I have never, ever had a pinch clip fail. And seriously, if it did fail on one shoulder, you would not die. I am now too old to struggle in and out of a one piece harness and I never liked them anyway. I think it would be more of a faff if you were drowning and someone had to mess about with shears or a knife to cut you out of your kit, rather than just un-clipping you. For normal boat diving and for getting on and off a RIB, I think a break and clip is a brilliant idea. But this is just one person's opinion on which to base your decision. I can't fasten my bra without turning it around so what do I know?


 
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