• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

How heavy are your regulators?

Discussion in 'Regulators' started by WhiteSands, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. redacted

    redacted Guest

    I'll put my Scubapro Mk7, with LP port swivel, up against your Dacor 960 in a game of sand-darts any day. Just the 1st stage is a little over 3 pounds. Last few trips to the Caribbean I had two (with complete rigs) in my carry-on. I have decided to go back to the Mk5s for air travel in the future.
     
    rhwestfall likes this.
  2. SanDiegoSidemount

    SanDiegoSidemount DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: San Diego, CA
    382
    208
    43
    My Dacor 960 with brass SPG, Zeagle alternate: 6 pounds 4 ounces. Heavier than my long-hose HOG setup, but only by 1 ounce.

    25 years old and still breathes like a dream.
     
    rhwestfall likes this.
  3. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    14,891
    16,321
    113
    If it wasn't burried in a box "somewhere" in the garage (17 degrees there right now) and I wasn't heading out for a few days, I'd dig it out, and weigh that thing just for a comparison.... maybe when I get back (though this thread will be long burried after 2-3 days.... I'm curious...
     
  4. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

    36,349
    13,608
    0
    Same setup, 7' primary hose, simple spg -- 2.7 kg.
     
  5. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Miami, Florida
    7,200
    2,003
    113
    The comparison is only meaningful if both regs were weighed on the same scale. You may want to take both sets to the post office and weigh it on their scale to compare.
     
  6. Nemrod

    Nemrod Solo Diver

    11,975
    2,150
    113
    My AL Titan LX set is 4.0 pounds.

    Two second stages, one with stainless bolt snap
    One first stage
    B&G two inch spg with stainless bolt snap
    Miflex hoses (BC 22", spg 24", LP 22" and 60")
    Neck lanyard

    With case about 4.75 pounds. I am considering replacing the spg with the 1.5 version that as an acrylic lens and using nylon bolt snaps. This will reduce weight to about 3.75 pounds

    N
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013
  7. WhiteSands

    WhiteSands DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location:
    668
    78
    28
    Lynne, are you also using HOG regs?
     
  8. eelnoraa

    eelnoraa DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: San Francisco Bay Area
    3,920
    898
    113
    Single tank setup:
    - Atomic Ti first stage,
    - 2x Atomic B2 2nd
    - 7ft rubber hose, 22" phantom LP hose, 22" rubber BCI, 30" rubber drysuit
    - 24" phatom HP, 2" brass SPG
    - 2 bolt snaps,
    total 4lb-3oz or 1.9kg.

    Double:
    - Right Post: Mk25, rubber 7ft hose, B2 2nd, 22" rubber BC hose: 2lb-12oz or 1.2kg
    - Left Post: Ml25, rubber 26" hose, HOG 2nd, 30" rubber drysuit hose, 24" rubber HP, 2.5" brass spg: 3lb-10oz or 1.6kg
    Total 6lb-3oz or 2.8kg
     
  9. rafale

    rafale Garibaldi

    3
    0
    0
    Mine is quite light:
    Cressi MC9
    Cressi Ellipse Balanced 2nd stage
    Cressi Ellipse Octo
    All factory LP hoses
    Tusa SCA 360 with its HP hose

    3lbs 13oz or 1.7kg...
     
  10. Kunundrum

    Kunundrum Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Ajax Ont. Canada
    288
    24
    18
    My "Go to" Setup is My AL Legends (previous generation) W/ Atomic SS1 and Apeks Brass and Glass SPG. and it fairly hefty weight wise, likely in the 3kg range, the AL Legends 1st stage has quite a bit of brass to it and thus quite a bit of weight.

    When traveling I replace the 1st stage with a Scubapro MK20 Ultra light, and can knock off quite a bit of weight with no loss of performance.

    If you are looking for a relatively light and inexpensive 1st stage, the MK2 from Scubapro is the most redably available and lightest (not to mention cheapest) you are likely to find.
     

Share This Page