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Shearwater Teric or Perdix?

Discussion in 'Shearwater Research' started by Coconut Monkey, Mar 30, 2019.

Shearwater Teric vs Shearwater Perdix

  1. Shearwater Teric

    36 vote(s)
    26.5%
  2. Shearwater Perdix

    92 vote(s)
    67.6%
  3. Both of these do not suit you well

    8 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    Maybe . I don’t think it’s a secret that I’m a Shearwater fanboy. I’m glad what I heard is either an outlier or an exaggeration. so I do wish there was a way to attach bungee cord on the case directly like I have done on my Perdix.
     
  2. MargaritaMike

    MargaritaMike Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I hit the link for the Bungee Mount. I realize $45 is not a lot of money to someone who has invested thousands in their tech gear, but on a fixed income, I have to hesitate.

    I think I would use a bungee like the one shown in the pic. Not stylish, but effective.

    Cheers -
     
  3. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    Still not the same as holes in the mounding but I’m paranoid.
     
  4. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I'll wait until the first reported loss from the strap of pin failing and then I'll drill holes and monkey with back up cave line, etc.
     
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  5. MargaritaMike

    MargaritaMike Divemaster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Let's hope that you are not the one reporting the first loss. :) I have a Tag Heuer dive watch that I have been using for years and years that haven't lost a pin yet. If it fell off of my arm I would be sick. I don't know if it has stainless steel pins with stainless steel springs (do they make such a thing?) or that I have thoroughly rinsed it after every use in salt water, but the band remains intact, so I guess you are right, again. :D

    Cheers -
     
  6. RayfromTX

    RayfromTX Student Of Gas Mixology Staff Member ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    You might want to replace the pins with new ones just in case at this point and while at it use magnification to inspect the condition of the sockets the pins mount into.
     
  7. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor, Scuba

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    You know, I may just remove the pins and place two different pieces of bungee chord through the holes. “Problem” solved!
     
  8. Outbound

    Outbound Nassau Grouper

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    For those worried about possible pin failure, just use a NATO/Zulu strap. A single pin failure is very rare; the chances of a double pin failure is infinitesimally small.
     
  9. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    I do use a NATO strap on mine. But:

    A NATO strap does not do anything to compensate for when a wetsuit compresses at depth.

    I am currently unable to find anywhere that has the correct size and length of NATO strap to use with my Teric over a drysuit sleeve. I used to find the "NITROX-17" NATO strap easily. At 17" long, it's great for fitting around a drysuit sleeve. But, the supply of those seems to have dried up.

    Anyway the Narked@90 bungee mount looks like it will actually be better overall...
     
  10. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

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    Make your own or just make an extension.
     

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