THinking about the whole Kraken setup. New to backplate diving, like the idea a lot, but some comfort tricks of the west i want to retain.
I newer liked the idea of backplate with fixed “arm loop sizes” . I want to be able to pull the shoulder straps quite loose for doning and then tightening them once having it on the back. I specifically want this to be able to get out the system, if entangled underwater. I am not very flexible so loosening the straps to aid this UW is essential for me. So I did not go into the whole backplate busyness. Then i stumbled upon the halcyon cinch system, looked great, then i realized that the subgravity slider was trying to do the same I guess ??
My question is can the VDH backplate be setup in a similar way, so that the shoulder straps can be pulled very open for doning, and then the whole thing can be tightened by only tightening the belt as a final step ??
This might be a very basic question, but i dont have the full overview. Also would that interfere with quick relase weight pockets on the belt ?? Any recomendations for a lead quick release system that would work with such a system ?
Finally are there any info on a steel version of this plate ?? That is really what I would want for drysuit diving