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SPG Rigged to inflator hose

Discussion in 'Hogarthian Diving' started by Xanthro, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Xanthro

    Xanthro Solo Diver

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    How does it make it harder to disconnect the inflator hose? Are you suggesting actually trying to pinch off the inflator hose itself? I've never heard of that. Why would I do that instead of simply disconnecting the hose? The latter is faster and total, and then frees a hand.

    It's take just a second, two at most, to disconnect the hose with one hand. Obvisouly, the SPG has to be rigged so that it is not in the way of the connection, but that's easy.
     
  2. daniel f aleman

    daniel f aleman Loggerhead Turtle

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    Possible.

    But, I want that SPG in my face at all times, and it is NOT tightly bungeed to the inflater hose. Also, I'll bet that you've found yourself in a tight enough space where you could not physically reach down with your left hand, unhook the SPG, and bring it up to your face, I have. But, as it were, when diving with a team in in cave/overhead, I attach to the left waist D-ring to stay uniform...
     
  3. JimC

    JimC Solo Diver

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    You obviously don't dive in cold water.

    Last time I had a freeflow, that connector was a solid block of ice.
     
  4. JimC

    JimC Solo Diver

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    Since the SPG is just a backup device, I don't want it in my face all the time. If I am in a space so tight I can't look at it, then I damn well better know what I have going into it.

    1/2 though a restriction is not the time to wonder if your close to your turn or not.
     
  5. artw

    artw Solo Diver

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    Bang head against wall here.
     
  6. tektom

    tektom Angel Fish

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    Why? If you're trained enough to dive overheads/caves, you should be able to figure out your remaining gas to within 100psi at all times without looking. If you can't do that, stay out of overheads.

    Your SPG becomes an item of interest if something like your reg or valve go tits up, but of course, at that time, the dive is over and you're getting the heck out of Dodge.
     
  7. artw

    artw Solo Diver

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    the SPG also comes in handy when you think your getting close to your turn.
     
  8. Tamas

    Tamas Solo Diver

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    If that is the case then having the spg there will make no issue at all.....you will have a hard to removing it no matter what - with the spg there or not.
     
  9. daniel f aleman

    daniel f aleman Loggerhead Turtle

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    I don't use the SPG to figure out my remaining gas - I look at my SPG to see if I have gas. Know what I mean?:D
     
  10. artw

    artw Solo Diver

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    LOL. there are other ways to see if you have gas.
    ah damn, I fell for the troll
     

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