Thanks for offering these wings at such an outstanding price. Having seen them in Cozumel I was impressed. I said then I would get MC an 18 but I am not sure I let on that I was smitten with the idea of a 23.
So, I got one of those too. Why, well, I have an Oxy 18 and 30 Mach Vs but summer before last, I went out with one of the only ops there in the Keys who will do a drift on Molasses Deep. I did this dive solo and to make the op happy I had to have a pony with reg and a light. The only light I had was a can light so on that went. And of course my camera. Then this op, like several down there, has steel tanks. So add that. Then consider the water was like 86 degrees so I dove in a rash guard and boardies and I have very little natural flotation (working on that). So, to make it short, the 18 pound wing was huffing and puffing to keep me up while I waited on pick up. In fact I plummeted down, managed to kinda swim around and then clawed my way up. And I had no weight on, none, zip, nada, so anyways, I figure a 23 is just right for solo configuration. Just enough extra capacity to handle odd situations and still be very minimal in profile.
For buddy dive configurations, with maybe a little neoprene and/or aluminum tank, the 18 is where it is, they are just right. But for little exposure protection and a steel tank and some other equipment added then an 18 can be a might slim sometimes.
So anyways, thanks for the good deals on wings and for bringing in a few 23s.