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    Hello, I want to buy a side mount. My own choice is the armadillo or utd system. I measure 5.8 and weighs 190 pounds. I dive in cold water with a drysuit (Trilam). I like scuba equipment oms phantom lamp, two aluminum cylinders 80 '. The UTD harness with 20 pounds of wings seems interresting. A wing is 20 pounds enough? Again sorry for my English. I await your advice.


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    It might be good to wait for a few weeks. Steve Bogaerts and Deep Sea Supply are coming out with a new wing for the Razor harness, and Dive Rite has just announced a new version of the Nomad which sounds interesting. I just got back from Mexico where I did a side mount course and some guided dives with the Razor and the UTD wing. I initially had some problems getting the wing to dump, but it had plenty of lift for the Al 80s and wetsuit I was diving with.


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    diving AL is plenty good, yes the UTD seems to have little problems to dump, but it is mostly because of the very reduced size and the need of putting the dump valve in the inside to avoid it breaking, just need to tilt a bit to dump and be a little head down, not a mayor deal.
    lets see what steve comes out with but really the UTD's are very nice

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    je vote aussi pour UTD. J'ai utilisé le mien a thetford mine la derniere fois je suis venue et ca marche numero un...


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    I would get a Razor with the new Steve wing, although I have not personally seen the wing I am sure that Steve has put a lot of thought into it and it will be great, absolutely everyone has copied Steve's Razor harness it is such a good design, imagine a specially designed and tested SM wing by Steve for the Razor!
    Although the UTD wing is good, I would wait and see, in fact I already reserved mine.

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    Phillip, what wing is Vicka wearing in your latest video???

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    The new razor wing looks good. 45lb lift. Low profile. Dual bladder, one with a power inflator, the other with an oral inflate as per the dromedary bag.


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    Quote Originally Posted by loquat149 View Post
    Phillip, what wing is Vicka wearing in your latest video???

    Dave
    She is using the UTD wing

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    Quote Originally Posted by t0by View Post
    The new razor wing looks good. 45lb lift. Low profile. Dual bladder, one with a power inflator, the other with an oral inflate as per the dromedary bag.
    Is there pics of the wing somewhere?


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    Just ordered my MSR bag the other day. Apparently a tid bit early.

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