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Halcyon Cinch

Discussion in 'DIR Diving' started by Major Clanger, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. zulu

    zulu Member

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    How about setting the triglides so that you can loosen the harness, but when you tighten it, the triglides arrest the movement in the "right" position? (instead of setting the triglides so that one can't either loosen or tighten... just thinking of ways to make the cinch valuable without, what amounts to, "removing" it)
     
  2. Phil O

    Phil O Member

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    I had a cinch for a while thinking it would ease things for me - osteo arthritis sufferer. I didn't really get on with it and as I've moved back to singles I'm happy with a fixed OPH again. One thing I did find with it - it is possible to tighten the cinch so much that you can restrict flow of gas dumping from your drysuit.

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  3. Major Clanger

    Major Clanger P-Plated Meg Diver

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    Gone back to my old drysuit without a dryglove system. Getting in and out of the OPH is now a cinch.
     
  4. shortcuts

    shortcuts Well-Known Member

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    I brought it from you. I suffer R Arthritis and have to say that I have found the cinch to be a great bit of kit. Each to their own but I have noticed that the majority don't use them.
    2p
     
  5. Phil O

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    Exactly - each to their own and I'm pleased its working for you
     
  6. Air-Guzzler

    Air-Guzzler Cannot spel and I cannut delet your post :-)

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    Short cuts can i ask what back plate you use a friend of mine has been told it is designed solely for the Holycon plates but from what i can see as long as the BP has a hole at the side of the 2 diagonal webbing slots then it should work fine
     
  7. johnkendall

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    The angle of the slots is also important, as is their spacing from each other and from the mounting holes.

    HTH
    John
     
  8. shortcuts

    shortcuts Well-Known Member

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    I use it with a Halcyon BP. Can't comment on it's use with other makes.
     
  9. Shoka

    Shoka Stripy Fish Specialist

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    I have the cinch on a Halcyon backplate.

    It helps a bit, sometimes.

    It cinches down when the set is supported when donning the kit, as advertised, but will not reliably release when I want to get out of the kit.

    It is still far to hard to get out of the kit, particularly at the surface with the wing inflated.

    I'm looking into ways to arrange a releasable tuck in the left harness strap.

    Cheers Harry
     

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