Atomic's TFX is amazing...

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The new Atomic TFX has been out or a while but because of its hefty price-tag, I do not want to commit myself until I try it out. 2 weeks ago I finally had the chance to lay my hands on a demo set from a dealer here. I took it for 12 dives, testing it out on the various benefits and advantages Atomic claims the TFX can deliver. I put an Atomic T3 as the octopus so that I could compare them back to back (since the 1st-stage on the TFX is virtually the same 1st-stage as the T3). I lay flat with face-up on the bottom at 16 meters and breathe for 2 mins; I inverted myself and breath for 2 mins, I maintained a vertical head-up position, looking up to the surface and breathe for a minute. I switched from the TFX to the T3 then back to the TFX and the results were simply amazing. This reminded me of the Scubapro D400 I had years ago - the breathing is so light and it feels so natural - even compares with the T3! The effort to inhale/exhale did not increase noticeably even when I tilt my head and looked upward. It did not leak no matter what position I was in...... Now, the only question remains is: whether it will be as finicky as the D400 and turns out to be nightmare for service/ adjustment..... Maybe I should wait a bit longer before I made the decision to switch over...

Does anyone have any more in-depth information on this?


This sounds exactly like my experience discovering the D400 while diving the OG AA B1/T2. I had been (for good reason) super happy with the AA, but by happenstance ended up doing an U/W gear exchange during an IDC and ended up on a D400 and couldn't believe it. This design is simply sublime for performance. I bought one immediately and have been using it ever since. I'm happy to hear Doug brought it back and that RSingler has given his approval!
Was expecting mine the end of May, and then the end of June and now hoping the end of July. While I am anxious to receive it before the summer is up, I was able to somehow grab it for almost 20% off from a L-ish DS so I will wait patiently.

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