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Sasha_K
07-26-2008, 13:03
Just wondering if you dive with one of these, or if you know someone who does. The weights are 2 pounds each. Is it an overkill on the belt to be spread out that way on your belt?

http://images.craigslist.org/01010301020601040120080723d440d515d5f38b3a94000a24 .jpg

chinacat46
07-26-2008, 13:23
I think it's overkill to have that much weight. What is the person wearing two 7 mil suits?

cmburch
07-26-2008, 13:37
If it is comfortable and it works then fine. 34lb is a lot of weight. Switch to a steel tank and maybe transfer some weight to a BC for more comfort and/or trim control.

Larger weights may not conform as well to ones waist as several smaller weights. This is especially true for freedivers. May be able to use a couple of extra retaining clips to distribute weight for more comfort.

mark44883
07-26-2008, 13:40
no i drag an anchor

BSea
07-26-2008, 13:43
That does seem like a lot of weight. Maybe for a drysuit with really heavy undergarments it would be appropriate.

MSilvia
07-26-2008, 14:13
It doesn't seem like excessive weight to me, as I personally need 32 lbs of ballast with a 2 piece 7mm farmer john and jacket with the popular AL80. If I wasn't diving with steel tanks, and a stainless steel STA and backplate, my belt might have a comparable load.

I wouldn't distribute it like that though... I find larger weights easier to manage, and trim out better.

SlvrDragon50
07-26-2008, 15:08
That seems very uncomfortable...

Dont they make a 5lb weight and maybe even a 10?

Sansho
07-26-2008, 15:46
I wear 30lbs with a 7mm farmer john, so 34 lbs doesn't seem nuts for someone. Although I use integrated weights, I agree if I were using a weight belt I'd go for fewer but larger weights.

mchain
07-26-2008, 18:06
Looks like an old Batman utility belt!

MSilvia
07-26-2008, 18:27
That seems very uncomfortable...
Dont they make a 5lb weight and maybe even a 10?
It would be uncomfortable, and yes... they do make 5s, 10, and I even have a couple of 12s, though those are maybe a bit too big.

MSilvia
07-26-2008, 19:01
That seems very uncomfortable...
Dont they make a 5lb weight and maybe even a 10?
It would be uncomfortable, and yes... they do make 5s, 10s, and I even have a couple of 12s, though those are maybe a bit too big.

RoyN
07-26-2008, 21:45
I'm sunk if I wear that weight belt! :smiley11:

scubasamurai
07-26-2008, 22:44
looks like your getting for another rambo remake !!!!! but if your happy than wear it, but i would take alook at your equipment for all that weight

character157
07-29-2008, 21:29
I say if it works use it...seems heavy to me but if there is a dry suit involved it may be just right. I wear 22 in my belt and that seems heavy so I am sure the one in the pic would stick me to the bottom.

comet24
07-29-2008, 21:33
34 lb's there. Time to find some ways to reduce the lead. Steel tanks, Stainless BP.

ReefHound
07-29-2008, 21:40
The total amount of weight may be needed but I think it's a safety hazard to have it all on one quick release belt. If that guy loses his belt he is going to be a polaris missile.