Breakaway Connector for X-deep Bolt Snap

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Frod

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Why not just tie it with nylon string? Seems to work for other divers.
because in Sidemount you need a brakeaway connection to share air! on single or double yes, just nylon string is fine.
 

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Take whatever is in my mouth I will unclip and trade regs once the ooa diver has had a couple of breaths to settle down. I'm not sure where this assumption is that you can't swap the other diver to the long hose after the air share starts. The long hose is for single file exits if needed its not the only reg you can air share with how many long hoses are on a deco tank?
 

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Take whatever is in my mouth I will unclip and trade regs once the ooa diver has had a couple of breaths to settle down. I'm not sure where this assumption is that you can't swap the other diver to the long hose after the air share starts.
Donating a sidemount short hose would be a mess, with the typical necklaced setup. Mine is 26", but it starts under my armpit, routes behind my neck under the long hose and is necklaced. It is long enough for me to look left freely and short enough to lay neatly behind my head, but getting it to be somewhere else is not fast. Removing it to take off that tank involves taking off the long hose over it, switching the necklace to hang in front, possibly moving the left tank forward a bit and then ducking the head to get it off cleanly.

Taking it from my mouth and trying to breathe it would be even less successful — given the routing, length and necklace — unless we embrace chest to chest.

It is much easier to break off the clipped off long(er) hose, pull its generous loop over the head and donate. So breakaways are a key bit of sidemount kit to manage breathing off a less than easily deployable reg half the time, while allowing donation to those who did not bring a redundant gas supply.

I realize this isn't the sidemount forum, but you list being a sidemount diver. Has this not been your experience?

The breakaway clamps look nice. I just saw connecting the boltsnap to the breakaway clamp with line instead of fitting them together directly. I have to try that as it seems more flexible and less prone to pulling the breakaway clamp off the hose accidentally.
 

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I use a left and right regulator set with 90* adapters so my short left hose comes up from my tank and straight into my necklace that can slip off the reg pretty easily there is about 30 inches of hose with the rest looped under a bungie on my tank. The long hose comes up and gets clipped when not in use the rest of the hose under bungies on the tank I dont run any hoses behind my head in sidemount. and air share starts with taking whichever reg I'm breathing. If we are in such a restriction that we cant be face to face to share a 30" hose reaching up past me to take my long hose off a clip isnt going to be possible either you will have to pull my fin until I can toss you the long hose.

If you take my short hose we will be close friends until we swap you over but there is no question for what reg I'm on and which you take.

Im thinking of just clipping the short hose when not using it and getting rid of the bungie.

This is the case of needing to discuss with your buddy what the gear config is and how the air share starts.
 

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If we are in such a restriction that we cant be face to face to share a 30" hose
I'm diving in open water with sidemount for flexibility underwater and redundancy solo.
 

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because in Sidemount you need a breakaway connection to share air! on single or double yes, just nylon string is fine.
I thought bungee was breakaway. You may want to ask this cave diver what he thinks of your system.
 

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The breakaway clamps look nice. I just saw connecting the boltsnap to the breakaway clamp with line instead of fitting them together directly. I have to try that as it seems more flexible and less prone to pulling the breakaway clamp off the hose accidentally.

yeap, i had the same idea. this also can be used with standard clips then.
 
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