SEASOFT Ankle Weights 2 lb. each (Pair)

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SEASOFT Ankle Weights 2 lbs. each (Pair)


As divers, we have seen the slow migration of weights and equipment as they move from the waist area to the upper body.  BCs have gotten shorter and where a weight belt was once around your waist, the weight pockets in your BC are up against your rib cage.  The results of this has been the slow but sure elevation of the legs as they have gone up and up.  This creates HYDRO DRAG!  Hydro drag is the resistance caused by you, your equipment and suit as they move forward thru the water.  Water is 800 X more dense than air so when you interact with water you want as much HYDRO DYNAMIC efficiency as possible.  The more efficient you are in interrupting the flow of water over you, your gear and your drysuit the:


1. More air you will have. 


2. Longer your bottom times will be. 


3. Less fatigue you will feel and you will feel like you have more energy.


4. Increase you will find in your underwater speed will be substantial and natural so you can see more or less on a dive. Your decision.


5. You become a better buddy!  Faster, more efficient, and less likely to be the "weak link" in the buddy pair up.


Some divers have tried to cure "Legs Up" by diving with:


1. Little air in their suit to avoid the movement of air; this is almost exclusively a shell suit issue.


2. Because of the above they get thicker, warmer and more expensive undergarments that help keep them warm in the "squeeze".  The SQUEEZE is the absence of any measurable air in their drysuit.  (Isn't it air that is supposed to keep us warm?)


So finally they try:


Adding ankle weights to their ankles as a last resort because they have tried everything else.  They find this works as they remove weight from the upper half of the body and put weight on the bottom half, doubling the benefit of the ankle weights.  This brings the legs that were catching hundreds of lbs. of water DOWN,  inline with the body and helps you vastly improve your HYDRODYNAMIC EFFICIENCY!


IMPORTANT: When you move 4 lbs. from the top 1/2 of the diver to the ankles (the lower half) you have actually transferred 8 lbs.  ( -4 from TOP  and +4 to the BOTTOM  for a net weight transfer of 8 lbs.)   It's like if you were having a tug of war and you got a new person on your team and the other team lost a person.  It would then be as if you have gained TWO people.


 


Your AUTHORIZED SEASOFT DEALER can assist you in finding dive gear that is warm, comfortable and more HYDRODYNAMICALLY EFFICIENT!


 





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    Why should you buy these SEASOFT 2 lb. Ankle Weights?

    SEASOFT's 2 lb. (each) Ankle Weights are one of our most popular sizes of ankle weights.

    1.  The SEASOFT 2lb. Ankle Weights are perfect for most shell (bag) suits.  They provide a good amount of negative buoyancy to offset the migration of air that is present when diving with these types of drysuits.  If your legs are too high, hydro-drag is created, this robs you of air, bottom time and speed.

    2.  When pulled tight before the dive the SEASOFT 2lb. Ankle Weights can act as a barrier to prevent the air rushing into the boot of the drysuit.  This migration of air can be uncomfortable because it can feel as if your boot is going to come out of your fins in some extreme situations.

    3. Your diving position is important to good diving skills, being horizontal with a slightly legs up attitude is correct. Some divers dive with their legs too high causing excessive drag. For many divers, SEASOFT 2 lb. Ankle Weights can be used to correct this.

    4. If you have more weight toward the head then the legs will tend to go up.  Think of your body as a teeter-totter, if most of the weight is at one end, the other end will go up, right?  Most BCs have the weight and trim pockets closer to the head, causing the legs to float too high, this leads to excessive hydro-drag.  Then there are steel tanks, lights etc.  SEASOFT 2 lb. Ankle Weights can be used to correct this inbalance.

    IMPORTANT: When you move 3 lbs. from the top 1/2 of the diver to the ankles (the lower half) you have actually transferred 6 lbs.  ( -3 from TOP  and +3 from the BOTTOM  for a net weight transfer of 6 lbs.)   It's like having a tug of war and you get a new person on your team and the other team loses a person.  It would then be as if you have gained TWO people.

    How they are made: All SEASOFT Ankle Weights use a top quality 3 mm medium density neoprene designed for long lasting wear and abrasion resistance.  We use size 7.5 lead shot that has been tumbled in black graphite to coat the lead with several layers against corrosion to protect you and the environment.  We use a high strength curved side-release buckle that is guaranteed for life against breakage.  All our ankle weights are warranted for 4 years against any lead coming out on any seam.  

    Care:  Please hang your SEASOFT Ankle Weights to dry after every use.  If you do not, the water will corrode through the graphite over time and the lead will start to corrode. If you hang your ankle weights to dry, the graphite will remain intact, and protect you and the environment.

    SEASOFT Ankle Weights™ are the best selling ankle weights in the world with many sizes and colors. Ankle weights are an important part of a diver’s total weight system.

    SEASOFT Ankle Weights™ are available in 1 lb., 1.5 lb., 2 lb., 3 lb., & a 5 lb. pair for commercial use.

     

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