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"Best" Tanks for Sidemount, and Why?

Discussion in 'Sidemount Diving' started by Jax, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

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    Mostly I nearly always breathed less than my buddy, so the additional gas wasn't necessary... and maybe I'm lazier.




    I was diving big cave at first, so thought if I had to choose, I'd rather bigger tanks to work in as many routes through the bigger caves as I could... I dive alot smaller cave now, and the big tanks can be a deal breaker in some of them. So I have more options now with different caves, than larger routes, and I don't have to fight with any additional weight on land.
     
  2. Dive-aholic

    Dive-aholic Dive Shop

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    Just say it, Mat, you have girlie lungs!!!




    Not that that's a bad thing!! :D
     
  3. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Good thing you qualified that, or I'd have to come :kicknut:.

    :lol:
     
  4. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Opinions on diving two Worthington X7-100's for sidemount?
     
  5. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

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    Good tanks, maybe not as much capacity as LP85s with good fills, but if you can't get good fills... maybe the better option of the two.
     
  6. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks . . . I'm learning you guys in cave country have some really interesting ideas of what -are "good fills". :w-t-f:

    I like 3442psi, thank you. :)
     
  7. joystershell

    joystershell Social Butterfly ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yes, if you don't do the LP85's!
     
  8. Dive-aholic

    Dive-aholic Dive Shop

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    There's a saying that the pressure on the LP tanks is not the rated pressure but rather the turn pressure of the dive... :wink:
     
  9. maxguru

    maxguru Tech Instructor

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    What makes the 95's terrible for sidemount and trimix? Can there be that much difference in the weight of the gas?

    Max
    DSAT 198186
     
  10. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

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    w/fabers you might need to add more weight to offset positive tanks.
     

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