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My venture into Sidemount.

Discussion in 'Sidemount Diving' started by noreastDIVER84, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Bob, The rope I use is a 15', with dog clips on each end. That keeps me out of any range of ladders and such.

    I am afraid I would have to thumb a dive that was so bad I would have to enter with the pair . . . it's exactly the unbalanced conditions that would do me in worst.
     
  2. mddolson

    mddolson Instructor, Scuba

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    Just currious Olphart,what size are you tanks in the video?
    They look to be well trimmed.
    I have a pair of OMS (Fabre) LP 98's that I plan to split for sidemount.

    Mike D
     
  3. Cyprian

    Cyprian Manta Ray

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    LOL. With all due respect, Jax:

    Steve Bogaerts dives the Razor 2 System with Steel tanks - YouTube

    The tanks in this video are steel. And, no, I have not made it to the end of this thread...so if anyone else has already posted this or something similar, I apologize in advance.

    Anyway, the man is just that good. Make sure you watch the entire video to see what I'm talking about.

    Take care,

    Cyp
     
  4. Dive-aholic

    Dive-aholic Dive Shop

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    Steve is a good diver. No one is disputing that. But the cylinders he's diving in that video are either 72s or Faber 85s. Both are very similar in buoyancy characteristics to AL80s. Let's see him do that with 108s in a Razor. :cool2:
     
  5. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Oh, dear; Cyp, I was joking! Oh course Steve is an excellent diver!

    I'm short, lightweight, not skilled, and envious. :giggle:
     
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  6. Cyprian

    Cyprian Manta Ray

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    Jax, I know you were joking. I saw the batting eyes smilie (or whatever its called) after your comment about him cheating. I just wanted you to know that I was posting in good fun as well, hence my "with all due respect." :wink:
     
  7. Cyprian

    Cyprian Manta Ray

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    LOL. Rob, I thought about that as well. I just wanted to mess with Jax about the aluminum tank comment. All in good fun, of course.
     
  8. Jax

    Jax Deplorable American ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Got me!!!

    :lol:

    Tapatalk by Droid
     
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  9. Cyprian

    Cyprian Manta Ray

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    Thanks for being a good sport, Jax. Sometimes my dry sense of humor doesn't come across so well on a message forum! :wink:
     
  10. olphart

    olphart Solo Diver

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    Those are HP 80's. In my Bare Nexgen, the only weight I need is 4# at the shoulders for trim. I'm very happy with them.
     

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