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Stainless Steel Backplate.
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Center holes accommodate standard double tank bolt kits. Holes along the perimeter of the plate allow for mounting lights, pony bottles, lift bags and other accessories. All edges are de-burred to eliminate sharp edges and prevent abrasion to harness webbing. Grade 304 stainless steel is passivated, which prevents oxidation.
304 Stainless steel is highly resistant to rust and corrosion.
Passivated to prevent oxidation or corrosion.
Highly polished with rounded upper corners, which prevents abrasion to buoyancy wing
Plate slots permit diver's choice of crotch straps.
Holes along the perimeter of the plate allow for mounting lights, pony bottles, lift bags and other accessories.
40cm tall x 27cm wide.
Greg Flanagan first invented the metal backplate using aluminum in 1979 for North Florida cave divers. He realized that a back-mounted buoyancy system gives a diver natural balance in the water, due to the diver's center of gravity (tanks) being surrounded by the center of buoyancy (BC wings). Plus, the diver gains a clean chest area with room for gear attachment points on the harness.
Bill Hogarth Main went on to popularize the backplate and harness and dive purists who follow the DIR philosophy have come to embrace what is known today as the "Hogarthian Rig."
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