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Golem Gear is at it again!

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by GreenDiverDown, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. lof

    lof Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    The Golem35 kit now comes with the SS screws to hold the wing to the BP when the tank is off.
    All these differences in the kit are a function of how the base wing is supplied. The Golem wing comes with SS cam bands and SS screws, the Oxycheq wings do not.
     
  2. Torontonian

    Torontonian Manta Ray

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    Thanks LOF for clearing that up. That makes the Golem wing combo at $340 sound a lot better than the Oxycheq wing combo at $360 + cam bands + screws.

    Hmmm, I'm thinking more and more on the Golem wing combo. I have to be really nice to my wife for the next few days and explain to her how it will make the world so much better. Someone in another thread said a BP/W system can make coffee. If it can also mow the lawn, and shovel snow (we get lots of those in Canada)..., then I'm ordering one.
     
  3. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

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    I noticed that the Oxycheq, Halcyon, OMS, Diverite, and DSS Torus are donut wings while Golem, and the DSS LCD wings are horseshoe. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Thanks.
     
  4. Crazy Fingers

    Crazy Fingers Barracuda

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    I called Jakub @ Golem Gear this morning and he helped me out a lot on choosing a good system for me. We modified my original order now that I am more educated! Many thanks to him for clearing up misconceptions I had and patiently answering my questions. I have a new setup in the mail and am anxiously awaiting it!
     
  5. GreenDiverDown

    GreenDiverDown Instructor, Scuba

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    So... what'd you get?
     
  6. *Floater*

    *Floater* Solo Diver

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    Some people argue that it really doesn't matter (search titles for "donut" and you'll find out), but others, myself included, prefer donuts. A donut (O-bladder) allows you to shift gas in the lower arc if you tilt slightly head down, whereas with horseshoes (U-bladder) that part of the wing is closed to gas transfer.
     
  7. cool_hardware52

    cool_hardware52 Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    If the wing is a narrow center panel design with minimum tank wrap, there is almost no decernable difference between the performance of a Horseshoe or donut wing.

    Venting to done during ascents, and few ascents are made butt first, particularly if you need to also vent a drysuit.

    Tobin
     
  8. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

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    Thanks Floater, I did the search before posting and you can imagine what I found, a lot of rants and little real information. I am not sure I understand the benefit of shifting gas to the lower part of the wing. Is this a benefit just for venting the wing when decending and ascending? Does the U-shape trap gas more than the o-shape?
     
  9. cool_hardware52

    cool_hardware52 Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    You add gas while descending, and vent during ascents.

    A narrow center panel wing doesn't trap gas because there is almost no tank wrap. Doesn't matter if it's a "U" or an "O".

    Tobin
     
  10. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

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    Thanks for the response Tobin. However I am unsure what you mean with the above statement. I only dive using a wetsuit.
     

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