View Full Version : Mach V 30# or Mach V 18#

09-16-2007, 17:20
I am still trying to decide which of these wings to buy. It seems 18# will be enough for my style/type of diving.. but I am also thinking about extra lift wouldn't hurt me either.

I am:
Warm water diver (ALWAYS)
3mm Full Wetsuit
Aluminum Backplate
I usually use 6-8 pounds of weight
AL80 and sometimes AL100 if they are available.

What do you think? having extra lift is always better than having no lift. Right?

09-16-2007, 17:25
Well the beautiful thing about wings is you can always swap them out..

But for your needs I would say 18lbs would be plenty for just the diving you mentioned..

09-17-2007, 11:40
well, for your type of diving (which is pretty much the same as me) i would say that 18lb is suffice. however, i recently got a mach v 30lb and it is pretty darn minimal. i recently dove a week in la paz and there were several DIR and tech divers who commented on how streamline my setup was. i can't see a tremendous benefit of having a smaller wing as the 30lb is already very minimal.

09-17-2007, 22:58
The 30lb is very small, i am in the same position as you, but i'm gonna go w/ the 30 just incase.

09-17-2007, 23:18
Thanks guys. I have chosen to buy the 30# Wing just in case...and why not.