antique diver wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:58 pm
couv wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:47 am
BigSwell wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:40 am
I've been going through a knee-high stack of vintage Skin Diver magazines I've acquired and noticed this adIMG_4069.JPG
That's the Hawaiian pack I remember. I used to do volunteer work for a Search and Rescue team (was more of a recovery team) and those are the models we had. Very quick to put on and jump in the water.
Do you recall how well they stayed in position on you?
Yes, they stayed on rather well. The "arms" had soft rubber covers-sort of like pipe insulation that were snug but not uncomfortable. The waist strap cinched up nicely on my 20 something year old waist.
For searching just over the bottom of a lake I did not use a BC. The only PIA was the quick release band that held the tank. While it was an improvement over the bands that required a screwdriver to fasten down to a tank, it sure would have been nice to have the fabric bands with the over-center cams we use today.
I see a statement in the add BigSwell posted, "Weight transfers to waist." I don't remember that being the case nor why that would be an advantage.
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