Hi, just a quick question. I am buying this to attach to a conventional BCD so this is my first crotch strap. I'm just wondering about the attachment. In the pic I see a loop on one end bit what about the other side? How does the other side attach?
Thank in advance.
MICHAEL S The loop you see goes in front and is meant to slide onto a 2" webbing belt such as the straps on a backplate for tech diving. If your BCD only has a cummerbund and no belt this crotch will not work for you. The other end loops through a slot in the backplate and is secured by doubling it through a double slotted slide, kind of like a skinny weight keeper. Again, a conventional BCD may or may not have a slot for this in back. The plastic "backplate" on some conventional BCDs has a slot, but it is usually not wide enough for a 2" crotch strap, in which case I suggest a 1" crotch strap.
WILLIAM D F The strap is usually part of a plate and wings BC. The plain end threads through slots in the plate. The D-ring is used as an attachment point for items like spools. The belt from the BC threads through the crotch strap loop.
KENNETH C The belt or harness connector on the front of your BC/BCD harness waist threads through the loop that you see. The tail end of the crotch strap goes through either a D-Ring or slot on the back of your BCD or your backplate (whatever you have). Then it doubles back onto itself and fees through the D-Ring keeper that you see about 3/4ths of the way down the crotch strap near the tail end. Search YouTube for "crotch strap attach" and you'll find a Dive Rite instructional video. -Cheers, Ken.
SCOTT S Typically the strap end is threaded through the backplate and through a buckle that may or may not be included.
On my backplate, I used a heated nail to melt 2 holes through the folded strap, and a combination of bolts washers and nuts to secure the end of the strap. Use all stainless steel hardware if you decide to go this route.
Hope this helps.