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Smaller Rigs

Discussion in 'Dive Equipment' started by joe90, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. joe90

    joe90 Member

    Jul 2, 2017
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    Hi all,

    A smaller friend of the lady variety has asked me to source a smaller set up for her, backplate and wing...

    She's about 5"5 and fairly petite.

    I was looking at the OxyCheq stuff as it seems reasonably priced and they do smaller sizes.

    Has anybody any experience with it, good or bad?

    Would like to know before I advise she parts with her moneys.

    Thanks all,

    Sent from my HUAWEI TIT-AL00 using Tapatalk
  2. jb2cool

    jb2cool Moderator
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    Jan 20, 2008
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    You don’t need it, my girlfriend is 5’ 4” and uses a standard backplate, one or her friends is even shorter and really petite and she also uses a standard backplate. Bu going for non standard you are backing yourself into a corner
  3. Wibble

    Wibble Fish don't talk
    UKD Supporter

    Apr 7, 2014
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    The backplate needs to support the cylinder(s) which won't change, certainly in height -- holes are generally 11" apart. The wing just counteracts the change in weight during the dive; gas and compression of exposure suit (if neoprene), so that's not dependent on the diver's size. Only the harness changes.

    As @jb2cool says, it's not necessary.

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