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Advances in Integrated-Weight Systems

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Have you lost weight pockets during a dive? Back in October 1999, John Q. Trigger wrote in Undercurrent: "I like my integrated BC, and, generally speaking, the concept of slipping weights inside the BC's attached, Velcro-fastened pockets works just fine. The guy who has to heft it back on the dive boat may not appreciate it as much, although in tropical waters I only add six pounds of weight to my U.S. Diver Alcyone BC's specially designed pockets, which allow a diver to ditch weight in an emergency by pulling a cord. While it's never been a big problem, I have lost lead from these pouches when an exceptionally high giant-stride loosened the Velcro holding the weights in."...

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