I notice pic (DR STA ) has wing nuts. Seems like they would be sticking into wing or me.?
Those nuts are sticking in the direction of your back, however you do not feel them because of the shape of your backplate. Never been a problem to me.
No, not a problem.-Doug F.
They recess inside the plate. Never an issue for me.
I worried about the same thing, but I or my family have ever had a problem with them sticking into anything. NOTE! This picture is NOT the way mine are configured. The wing nut is on the other side of the adapter and goes through the back plate on the harness which is reset in and doesn't touch your back. Of course if the bolt was extra long somehow it might. I think this picture is done this way so you know the plate comes with a bolt and wing nut but is not the way it is used.
The adapter is constructed with the plate on either side of the wingnut bent at an angle. This makes the wingnuts recessed relative to your back.
I have never had a problem with the wingnuts on the adapter or on a Dive-Rite backplate ever sticking me in the back or abrading a wetsuit or drysuit.
Sorry, i misinformed you, my backplate is shaped as a "V" and the wing bolts don't touch your
Back because of this.
No, the tank plate is shaped and the wing nuts are on the tank side. I have been diving this setup for many year. No problem with wing nuts
Thanks. One more, does STA take up any more slack in webbing? I've got zero slack in waist belt
No. Does'nt impact backplate webbing
you'll never feel them. They are short enough not to affect anything
I attached the STA to a Hollis back plate, the wing nuts and bolt do not touch the wing or my suite. I'm pretty sure the manufacturer took your concern into account when the manufactured the product. I had the same concern but the STA is a great addition to my backplate. Hope this helps.
The wing nuts sit in the channel of the backplate. I use similar wing nuts to attach doubles to the backplate and even with the weight of doubles, I've never felt the wing nuts touch my back.
You can set them up so they are sticking into you. But it's not as bad as it sounds. I just cover them over with a couple of pieces of duct tape and it works fine. that way it doesn't abraid, puncture, or rub against anything. you can switch to standard nuts but I find the wing nuts much more convenient despite the need for tape to cover them.
Nope, not at all. Good product.
Ok thanks, that's good to know. Here's another: How much slack does STA take up? This BP/W is brand new and I'm new to BP/W as well...waist belt has 0 slack in it now. In other words, I can't adjust it any larger.
When I use a single tank I tried to use the BP without the STA. Too much slack and tank side to side movement. I bolted the STA to the BP, back to back. That solved the problem. Not sure about the waist belt. Definitely use a crotch strap. For a harness I use a DR TransPlate.
They go on the side towards the tank and if you have too buy shorter carriage bolts to fit your rig. Don't be afraid to customize your gear.