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Weights
Posted by firefox83 on January 31, 2010 at 7:00 am in Help - FAQ
Well first I hope this is in the right section. Second, I did search the forums, but didnt find anything. I am having a bit of a weight issue in the game. I do realize that depending on what you have makes a difference. I have a ALU80 tank, 7mm suit, and basic bcd. I originally went diving in 21lbs, then bought the Titan CCR. The Titan still required 21lbs, but when I switched back to the ALU80, I now have to use about 35lbs to sink from the surface, to about 30 feet. From around 30 feet to about 100 feet, i have to drop again to around 25 lbs, in order to stay balanced, and below 100 feet, I am back down to 21 lbs. When I go to surface, I have to reverse these steps, in order to prevent myself from shooting up like a rocket. I've tried everything I could think of, but looking for some help, or a reason why this might be happening. Thanks.
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Reply by amarshall on January 31, 2010 at 7:07 am
Whenever I use my Titan, I use about 53 lbs. but of course, I'm wearing a drysuit.
Reply by firefox83 on January 31, 2010 at 7:09 am
But I am having this issue while wearing the 7mm suit and a ALU80 tank, not the Titan. If I switch back to the Titan, I only use 21lbs. Its really more of an annoyance to have to keep changing weights while diving then anything.
Reply by amarshall on January 31, 2010 at 7:14 am
Weird, because I never have to change my weights during an edive. I will experiment with this and maybe I can help :-)
Reply by firefox83 on January 31, 2010 at 7:15 am
Cool :) Ill go back and mess with it as well, maybe Im over looking something.
Reply by eDiver on January 31, 2010 at 7:56 am
this is very weird ... you should not be required to change weights while diving .... if you do, there is something wrong.

I will check too

AM
Reply by firefox83 on January 31, 2010 at 8:08 am
Thanks guys. Im still having to do it, tried to empty my lungs, or fill them, but I am still using around 35lbs just to sink, then dropping back to 21, and so on so forth.
Reply by oldiver on July 21, 2010 at 5:23 pm
I just started having the same problem. No change in equipment. Needed 15lbs to descend with al80 and 7mm suit now it takes 30lb to start a descent. Started when I dropped weight (underwater) to bring up dive helment. Next dive went back to 15lbs and could not descend
Reply by eDiver on July 21, 2010 at 8:59 pm
oldiver said "I just started having the same problem. No change in equipment. Needed 15lbs to descend with al80 and 7mm suit now it takes 30lb to start a descent. Started when I dropped weight (underwater) to bring up dive helment. Next dive went back to 15lbs and could not descend"

Same dive site or different one ?
Reply by oldiver on July 22, 2010 at 5:51 am
Any site.
Reply by dave4002000 on July 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm
I've never had to change weights except when changing equipment. I use 25lbs with oc doubles and 38lbs with the ccr (both with drysuits). Doesn't seem to matter what site. Trinkets also account for weight, so if you are carrying some on one dive, and not the next, that will change your buoyancy. Especially the Mark V helmet...lol. That'll take you straight to the bottom if you aren't careful.
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