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    Does anyone know if it is possible to get a different frame, wing, and harness for the rEvo III mini and/or micro? I find the metal frame to be heavy, hard to manage on land, and clunky. The harness is uncomfortable because of the straps and the very flat back. I am used to wearing a backplate and wing; I find it a bit less than comfortable on land, but it is great once I am in the water. The rEvo harness was much more uncomfortable on land and in the water

    Is it possible to get a different frame and harness directly from rEvo? If not, is there any way to modify it yourself?

    Thanks for your thoughts!

    Haley

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    Re: Frame and harness for rEvo

    I've tried a few things...

    My rEvo was supplied with a transpac, which I replaced with 2" webbing (just like a basic backplate). Trick is the webbing cannot be too loose as the rig needs to sit close to your back. I also dived it with a 'scuba backpack' - one of those very inexpensive molded plastic packs that accepts webbing. This was very comfortable, though I can't comment on WOB as I never dived it very deep like this. To dive the backpack, I had to modify the stud spacing on the unit itself to accept 9" spacing.

    I'm still diving with standard 2" webbing, and have been happy.

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    I have The Halcyon webbing with The cinch system, to keep everything close i modified the backplate, I use only the bottempart, just cut off the top.


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    Re: Frame and harness for rEvo

    [QUOTE=EngelenD;395271]I have The Halcyon webbing with The cinch system, to keep everything close i modified the backplate, I use only the bottempart, just cut off the top.


    Do you have eny pictures of it ??
    how does the cinch system work on a rEvo ??

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    Re: Frame and harness for rEvo

    The cinch system works just like with a normal backplate configuration so you can easily pull it tighter or loosen it.
    The Backplate I modified is just a prototyp , I will clean it up when I have more time.
    Maybe I will ask Paul or he can make me the original lower stainless steel part from rEvo and adjust the holes so it will fit with the cinch system ( or somebody who does a nice job with it cause I think Paul has his hands full with the rMs system for the moment.)
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    Re: Frame and harness for rEvo

    i have had great luck with a Dive Rite Nomad. just make sure you leave the stock lower back support plate in place. this is for correct WOB. i also use a DSix designs stand.

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    Re: Frame and harness for rEvo

    Quote Originally Posted by swadiver  View Original Post
    i have had great luck with a Dive Rite Nomad. just make sure you leave the stock lower back support plate in place. this is for correct WOB. i also use a DSix designs stand.
    Do you have pictures off it ? I was thinking about the nomad but it 's too expensive just to give it a try without knowing the result.
    Wich Nomad do you use?
    My lower backplate is in the same area and the same space as the original so I guess no WOB difference.

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    Re: Frame and harness for rEvo

    I'm very happy with my Dive Rite TransPac harnas.
    Seems do to the job every time, even with multiple stages attached.

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    Re: Frame and harness for rEvo

    Hi Hayley

    Paul do have the Micro III Ti version, and from what i heard from my friends who have gotten it, it's indeed lighter than the original which I am using. For me, I don't see/feel any difference with the original version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleyH20  View Original Post
    Does anyone know if it is possible to get a different frame, wing, and harness for the rEvo III mini and/or micro? I find the metal frame to be heavy, hard to manage on land, and clunky. The harness is uncomfortable because of the straps and the very flat back. I am used to wearing a backplate and wing; I find it a bit less than comfortable on land, but it is great once I am in the water. The rEvo harness was much more uncomfortable on land and in the water

    Is it possible to get a different frame and harness directly from rEvo? If not, is there any way to modify it yourself?

    Thanks for your thoughts!

    Haley

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    Re: Frame and harness for rEvo

    Quote Originally Posted by EngelenD  View Original Post
    Do you have pictures off it ? I was thinking about the nomad but it 's too expensive just to give it a try without knowing the result.
    Wich Nomad do you use?
    My lower backplate is in the same area and the same space as the original so I guess no WOB difference.

    I am out on a trip now. i will take some pics when i get back home and post them

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