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What does pounds of lift mean on a diving wing bladder bcd?

I am looking at purchasing a wing bcd for diving. Some have 30 pounds of lift and some have 100 pounds of lift. What do these numbers mean and what kind of diving are they most suitable for. I weigh 160 lbs and qualified to dive 40 meters. However, in the future I would like to take up technical diving. What wing and pounds of lift would be best suited for me?

Asked By: Chachee - 11/13/2008
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In a nut shell, that's how much weight that wing is capable of holding at the surface when it's fully inflated and laid out flat. It's not the same as true lift, which is the number a lot of BC manufacturers are starting to quote. Lift can differ by almost 20% over true lift due to factors like bend in the wing, the... More
Answered By: scubabob - 11/14/2008
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capacity of a BCD underwater to bring a load up to the surface when fully inflated..
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Answered By: JLo - 11/13/2008
 
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