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    OPH and weight belt

    Hi been in pool tonight in my dry suit. OPH seemed loose
    So did weight belt any advice on best way To fit weight belt with oph.
    Tightened it up under water but could do with some advice
    Thanks

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    Are you wearing thin under or over the harness/crotch strap?

    Did you have your usual thermal undergarments on?

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    How much weight do you need, I have integrated 4kg onto mine using a mix of old ankle weights and small 0.5kg blocks

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    See jb2cool's post. The OPH would be loose if you weren't wearing your usual thermals. As to weight belts with OPH, some would say wear it under the harness so it cannot be dropped by accident whilst others might say wear it over the harness so it can be dropped easily. IME, the best solution is to not wear one with a OPH; I've never found a comfy way of wearing it and integrated weight pockets solve all of the above. If you are concerned about why it was so loose, it probably was because the drysuit still had lots of air in it before you got in. A quick dunk in the pool to get the air out then hop out and get kitted up solves that.

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    Thanks yes probably to much air in it at beginning .
    Weight belt felt ok but had issue tightening it in pool will look at
    Integrated pockets

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    Hi guys thought of putting weight on camb bands any other suggestions
    As this leaves no dumpable weight

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    How much weight we talking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick07 View Post
    Hi guys thought of putting weight on camb bands any other suggestions
    As this leaves no dumpable weight
    Like John said, how much weight? Have you considered integrated weight pouches on the waistband?

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    I have a couple of KG of dumpable weight in 2 pockets on the waistband. Commercially, Xdeep make pockets which attach to the backplate and sit on the waistband. Halcyon ACB are similar. Being a cheapskate, I bought a couple of scubapro trim weight pockets, removed the velcro, so that with a squeeze of the clip and pull of the tab, you can dump 1kg of weight from each side.

    The Halcyon and Xdeep systems will take upto 10-12 kg, depending on size. I only wanted a couple of dumpable kilos.

    Extra non-dumpable weight is in between the cylinders as a V weight.
    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

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    Looking at 4kg on top camb band
    And lookin at 4kg dumpable 8 in total


 
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