Talk:Backplate and wing

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Accuracy Dispute[edit]

This article seems to have quite a few inaccuracies and lacks information... E.g.

Stage cylinders
Stage cylinders are not really relevant to the article, except perhaps to mention that their use is better facilitated with a BP than with most other styles of BCD. While somewhat common, is certainly not normal practice to sling a stage on each side when using a backplate. The term "stage" is also left undefined.
Backplates built in to jacket style BCDs
In the context of scuba equipment, the term "backplate" almost always refers to a seperable component, which should be distinguished from components of jacket BCDs with similar function. The two are confused in this article.
Hogarthian configuration
The use of a backplate alone certainly does not constitute a "Hogarthian configuration". "Hogarthian" (which should probably be defined if used) is a somewhat deprecated term refering to the combination of backplate, wing, one-piece harness with crotch-strap, regulator configuration (including long-hose primary with a necklaced backup) and (if used with twin-tanks) manifold.
Harness types
No discussion of different harness types, such as the one piece harness compared with more complicated harnesses marketed as "deluxe".
Tank attachment
Hard and soft bands probably deserve a brief mention.

Unless anyone has any objection, I plan on largely re-writing this article. David Scarlett 08:25, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Dave, I think you're right on. Especially, the issue clarifying backplates versus a "plate" in a jacket BCD. And Hogarthian...I dive a BP/W, but not a Hogarthian setup (not a one-piece harness). But I know the difference. The differences between different BCDs and BP/Ws are confusing enough. Your changes would be most welcome. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 66.82.9.64 (talkcontribs) 21:04, 20 March 2006 (UTC).
Ok, this article's getting quite large! I've finished enough of it to publish (and have done so), but still intent to add photos and further sections:
  • Advantages over other styles of BCD
  • Disadvantages
  • History
  • Suitability for recreational diving
Feedback (and contributions) are, of course, welcome. I've also renamed the page (from "Backplate (SCUBA)") to "Backplate and wing", which I think is a more accurate representation of both the new and old articles' content. David Scarlett 13:56, 9 April 2006 (UTC)