I put the standard cam bands on all my backplates when I was working on the SeaLife - We did about 350 in a summer, and the only thing that ever wore out was the velcro in the end. As far as ease of use, switching between tank sizes or taking them off the plate, the standard cam band is hard to beat. I might buy the highland, but I'm going to want to see it in action before I spend the money. I love my vintage gear, but I need function as much as anything else.
Also Bryan, I have a roll of nylon webbing, but eventually I'll need more and if you have it at VDH, this is where I'll buy it. Maybe not vintage, but the buckles and odds and ends will always sell since we're always going to use that stuff.
BTW - I can't wait to order a backplate!!!!
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