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UTD Z+, Razor BAT or Xdeep Stealth 2.0

Discussion in 'Sidemount Diving' started by Pao, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I had mine for the last few days on this last trip to Mexico. I don't remember any problems on the surface, but I haven't had the chance to dive it with stages yet.
     
  2. sebaworld

    sebaworld Angel Fish

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    Please share with us comments and suggestions on using xdeep stealth, your honest input is greatly appreciated
     
  3. JamesK

    JamesK Solo Diver

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    This is what I use and I love it. Has no problem handling heavy steel tanks or aluminum. It is very streamlined and easy to swim with. And none of that ridiculous use your snorkel at the surface crap.
     
  4. sebaworld

    sebaworld Angel Fish

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    If anybody having a purchase of Stealth 2.0 Sidemount system in mind, now there is a lot % more reasons to get one if you know what I mean :)
    Also I would like to invite everybody to our Facebook Fan Page https://www.facebook.com/xDeepGear
    that introduces lot of interesting products, tips, instructions and awesome sidemount diving pics galleries.

    Stay warm.
    Sebastian J.
     
  5. ColdH2O

    ColdH2O Nassau Grouper

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    Awfully tempting at that price but I do not think it would have enough lift for cold water applications, or would it? It has been suggested that with a drysuit, and steel tanks it would not have enough lift, that is why I am looking at a Razor instead.
     
  6. sebaworld

    sebaworld Angel Fish

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    No problem with lift, still you'll have a reserve even with stage(s).
    This is my configuration I use Stealth 2.0 with:

    Tanks: 2 x Faber LP 108
    Drysuit: DUI Flx Extreme with thinner 200gr undergarment (less buoyant)
    since I use Yellow Diving heating system (shirt, canister battery, drysuit adapter / inlet combo)
    Recently diving with two steel tanks and two AL80 Luxfer as a stage bottles.
     
  7. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The razor has enough lift. But the wing turns into a big pillow on your back. And it doesn't vent well at all - rolling side to side to vent is silly. I have a Razor, works ok with tiny tanks (lp45s or Al80s). For larger steel tanks in cold water, I'd suggest something like a Nomad or an SMS100. I have the SMS100 for my larger steel tank SM diving, works much better than the Razor.

    I see you are Victoria so I have to ask, what dives do you want to do in SM?
     
  8. ColdH2O

    ColdH2O Nassau Grouper

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    I know this is going to open me up to a whole bunch of criticism but after I get the proper training in SM, and if I enjoy it, almost every dive I do will be in SM.

    Thanks for the info on the Razor as well.
     
  9. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It's nothing to do with training or lack thereof. (I have no formal sidemount training so who am I to judge)

    I just want to know what (Island or Mainland) dives you want to do where you feel SM is a good choice? Whatever rig you chose should be at least functional if not optimal for those dives IMO.

    I dive backmount for pretty much all of my open water diving. I dive sidemount in North Vancouver Island caves because I need to and/or it works better to get the cylinders to the water one at a time.
     
  10. ColdH2O

    ColdH2O Nassau Grouper

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    All I meant by my comment was that I will probably just dive SM even for open water diving, but having not trying it yet, I can not say that is for sure but it is a definate possibility.
     

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