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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainer View Post
    First, why are you ditching weight?

    Second, if you needed to, easy enough.
    the deal is, I'm just asking questions to learn stuff, so that I don't go out and strap on my bp&w that I've never dived before, and kill myself because of something that I should have known before I attempted such a thing. so, you're just going to have to humor my dumb questions


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    Was a serious question. Where and why would you ditch your weights? At the surface? At depth?

    Again, in any case, easy enough with this setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainer View Post
    First, why are you ditching weight?

    Second, if you needed to, easy enough.

    I like ditching my weaght belt whale still on the bottem at the end of a dive. It makes for a much faster ascent, and that way I get to the cold beer first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rileybri View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainer View Post
    First, why are you ditching weight?

    Second, if you needed to, easy enough.

    I like ditching my weaght belt whale still on the bottem at the end of a dive. It makes for a much faster ascent, and that way I get to the cold beer first!
    Just keep one in your pocket. Faster access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rileybri View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainer View Post
    First, why are you ditching weight?

    Second, if you needed to, easy enough.

    I like ditching my weaght belt whale still on the bottem at the end of a dive. It makes for a much faster ascent, and that way I get to the cold beer first!
    Just keep one in your pocket. Faster access.

    keep what in my pocket a weagth belt or a beer??? I would not want the pressure difference from such a rapid ascent to affect the beers carbonation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainer View Post
    Was a serious question. Where and why would you ditch your weights? At the surface? At depth?

    Again, in any case, easy enough with this setup.

    oh, I was thinking at depth...in an OOA situation that would require an emergency buoyant ascent...I'm not sure what the DIR take on that is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdEye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainer View Post
    Was a serious question. Where and why would you ditch your weights? At the surface? At depth?

    Again, in any case, easy enough with this setup.

    oh, I was thinking at depth...in an OOA situation that would require an emergency buoyant ascent...I'm not sure what the DIR take on that is...
    I cannot fathom a case where I'd ever ditch weights at depth.

    In an OOG situation (which is nearly as difficult to fathom), I'd go to my buddy.

    I don't plan my dives such that 'bailing for the surface' is an option. It just doesn't scale to bigger/deeper dives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdEye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainer View Post
    Was a serious question. Where and why would you ditch your weights? At the surface? At depth?

    Again, in any case, easy enough with this setup.
    oh, I was thinking at depth...in an OOA situation that would require an emergency buoyant ascent...I'm not sure what the DIR take on that is...
    What Rainer said.

    That said, again, open two buckles and it's coming right off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdEye View Post
    oh, I was thinking at depth...in an OOA situation that would require an emergency buoyant ascent...I'm not sure what the DIR take on that is...
    Don't go OOA at depth. It's very bad form. It requires multiple mistakes on your part for an emergency buoyant ascent to be a consideration.

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    Most tech divers I know don't have weights because their tanks is already weighted along with the backplate, stage bottle, canister light, and etc. The ones I know that uses a weight belts are the heavy belt guys but even then they carry maybe about 10 lbs or something.
    Now a trimix diver!

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