Zeagle tech BC

Zeagle tech BC

Post by st.. » Sat, 29 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Hello All:
Can anyone give any Pros or Cons on the Zeagle Tech BC.They look very
well made and am looking to replace my old worn out Scubapro Back
inflation Horse shoe unit. My biggest question is are they bulky
underwater? The lift capacity seems alot compared to what I am used to
using.
Thanks:
Garrett

 
 
 

Zeagle tech BC

Post by Jose' Kirchne » Sun, 30 Nov 1997 04:00:00

Garrett,

The Zeagle is not bulky at all underwater, IMO. Well, if one is grossly
overweighted and has to pump one's BC with lots of counterbalancing air,
it could be, of course... IMO, Zeagle makes a well-made tech BCD,
comfortable and reliable. Ditto OMC (sp?) and Dive-Rite also make tried
and tested tech BC's with back flotation.

Now, more manufacturers are jumping into the market. I tend to be a bit
conservative and wait until folks have been using them for a while, a
wait-and-watch attidute, so I won't rush to check these out. And some
folks prefer all-round flotation- you'll likely get lots of different
opinions about this. (We do regular sport diving, as well as
phetography, wreck and cavern diving- and particularly like the "tech"
configuration flexibility and back flotation.)

BTW, is your old "Scubapro Back inflation Horse shoe unit" the original
"weight-integrated" unit with horse-shoes in the pockets? <vbseg!> It
DOES make an interesting mental imagery...

Cheers, Jos
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Quote:

> Hello All:
> Can anyone give any Pros or Cons on the Zeagle Tech BC.They look very
> well made and am looking to replace my old worn out Scubapro Back
> inflation Horse shoe unit. My biggest question is are they bulky
> underwater? The lift capacity seems alot compared to what I am used to
> using.
> Thanks:
> Garrett


 
 
 

Zeagle tech BC

Post by Bill Mik » Tue, 02 Dec 1997 04:00:00

 i dive with the tech bc. it is a very durable and well designed bc. before
making scuba bc, they made parachutre harnesses. i have dived extensively
with my bc using oms 121 steel tank with a 30 pony and a homemade battery
pack for a dive light ( i am developing to hopefully sell), there is a fair
amount of weight on the bc including intergrated weight system and the bc
shows no sign of coming apart.....seams are as tight as the day it was
stitched. there are several adjustment the diver can make to the bc to get
an accurate fit.

Quote:

>Hello All:
>Can anyone give any Pros or Cons on the Zeagle Tech BC.They look very
>well made and am looking to replace my old worn out Scubapro Back
>inflation Horse shoe unit. My biggest question is are they bulky
>underwater? The lift capacity seems alot compared to what I am used to
>using.
>Thanks:
>Garrett


 
 
 

Zeagle tech BC

Post by Dave » Wed, 03 Dec 1997 04:00:00

The Zeagle Tech is a good BC, the only thing I don't like about them is the
weight pocket system.  Have you looked at the Dacor Rig?  It has two
independant weight pockets that hold eigh*** pound on either side in easy
removed weight pockets without the lace up hassle with the Zeagle.
Cheers, Dave.

Quote:

>Hello All:
>Can anyone give any Pros or Cons on the Zeagle Tech BC.They look very
>well made and am looking to replace my old worn out Scubapro Back
>inflation Horse shoe unit. My biggest question is are they bulky
>underwater? The lift capacity seems alot compared to what I am used to
>using.
>Thanks:
>Garrett

 
 
 

Zeagle tech BC

Post by Tom Torvi » Sat, 06 Dec 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> The Zeagle Tech is a good BC, the only thing I don't like about them is the
> weight pocket system.  Have you looked at the Dacor Rig?  It has two
> independant weight pockets that hold eigh*** pound on either side in easy
> removed weight pockets without the lace up hassle with the Zeagle.
> Cheers, Dave.

> >Hello All:
> >Can anyone give any Pros or Cons on the Zeagle Tech BC.They look very
> >well made and am looking to replace my old worn out Scubapro Back
> >inflation Horse shoe unit. My biggest question is are they bulky
> >underwater? The lift capacity seems alot compared to what I am used to
> >using.
> >Thanks:
> >Garrett

Love the Zeagle tech i dive with.  Very rugged and well made.  As far as
the laceing goes for the wieght pockets, you only have to mess with that
if you have to dump your wieghts wich i would hope is not to often...

regards...tom t