Having tried various sidemount systems and not being completely comfortable, got us thinking of what divers need in different environments. We have developed a modular, but still easy to use system.
We wanted a system which will let the user arrange enough weight to submerge and dive comfortably from start to finish. The solution is very simple – a backplate for perfect distribution of weight along the divers back.
FLY SIDE is a versatile system that can be customized upon each diver's needs. Because it uses the modified backmount harness, it is possible to use your existing equipment to build the FLY SIDE set. Check our configurator to build it.
Double-shell structure of the wing with sophisticated 3D design based on squeeze box provides flat shape even if it’s fully inflated. A choice between 2 colours, red or black. The wing has three holes, each of which can be used for the inflator, dump valve or blank plug. See our configurator to set it up.
FLY SIDE is offered with 2 types of a sidemount harness - DIR (standard webbing harness) and SCHOOL (adjustable harness). SCHOOL version with adjustable harness is useful for dive schools and dive centres. There is no need to adjust the harness for each diver and it's very fast solution for teaching and renting sidemount. Also divers changing their wetsuit for a drysuit often will be happy for the possibility of fast adjustment.
BACKPLATES DISTRIBUTE WEIGHT EVENLY
The reason for using our high quality backplate for sidemount is to obtain the perfect weight distribution and the ability to carry as much or little weight as needed for a dive. The harness is fully customizable, with a choice of backplates:
- Black anodized 3 mm alu travelling - 0,75 kg
- Polished 3 mm stainless steel for local dives - 2,2 kg
- Polished 6 mm stainless steel for local dives in a dry suit - 4,4 kg
The weight system can also be tailored to suit – we offer 3 sizes of weight pockets carrying 1, 2 or 3 kg of soft weight; integrated lead weight (2x 4,9 kg) fixed on the sides of a backplate with screws and P-weight (5,5 kg) which is fixed in the central space of a backplate. These options are even combinable. See the selection of weight options.
FLY SIDE complete set is equipped with Butt plate, the unique tool holder. There are racks with 4 positions for attaching tools on the sides and one position for the light canister holder in the middle. Butt plate is fixed to the sidemount wing with four screws and attached to the harness at one spot.
FLY SIDE comes in these versions
SS 6 mm #FSM1342B
SS 6 mm #FSM5642R
SS 6mm #FSM1942S
SS 6mm #FSM5942S
SS 6mm #FSM1340B
SS 6mm #FSM5640B
without butt plate
without butt plate