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XS Scuba MiFlex Braided Hoses - Brand New to US - Various Sizes and Colors

Discussion in 'Hot Deals' started by PhilEllis, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. CompuDude

    CompuDude Divemaster

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    What length hose did you use for your slung pony? I'm guessing the 36"?

    Generally deco bottles use 40" reg hoses... I'm wondering if 36" is enough, because 48" seems like way too much.
     
  2. PhilEllis

    PhilEllis Dive Shop

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    XS Scuba MiFlex hoses have been somewhat of a hit. Thus far, most who have purchased them have provided rave reviews about this hose. The things most people say that are really different are 1) they are much lighter, 2) they cause less regulator pull than standard hoses, 3) they make for much easier regulator storage than traditional hoses, and 4) they look cool.

    By the beginning of the second week of May, we will be adding a few lengths and adding some of the colors for the lengths we already have. We will be adding.....

    18" Quick Disconnect Black
    26" LP Hose Black
    26" LP Hose Blue
    40" LP Hose Black
    40" LP Hose Blue
    40" LP Hose Yellow
    44" LP Hose Black
    84" LP Hose Blue
    84" LP Hose Yellow

    I will attempt to get a pre-delivery page on our website to order these new sizes in the next couple of days. For now, all of the existing sizes are available for immediate shipment. You can use the link below to take a look. Thanks.

    XS Scuba MiFlex Braided Regulator Hoses - Variety of Sizes and Colors

    Phil Ellis
    DiveSports.com
     
  3. ClayJar

    ClayJar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The 36" is just the right length to lie against my AL19, so that's what I use.
     
  4. 1954

    1954 Instructor, Scuba

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    Location: Indiana
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    With the increased flexibility of the Miflex material, can you actually get some improved streamlining on a recreational set up by shortening the primary and drysuit hoses, or do you still need the full length to avoid hose-pull when the hoses are charged?

    Brad
     
  5. ClayJar

    ClayJar ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I swapped moonbasket's original hose for Folgers crystals... er, make that a MiFlex hose of identical length. She had considerable hose pull issues with the original hose, but she reported none whatsoever with the MiFlex hose. The MiFlex hose appeared to have considerable "slack". She could easily have used a significantly shorter hose and still been better off than with the original hose.

    (It should be noted that if someone's diving with an integrated inflator/second stage, diving an even *shorter* primary hose could easily make it all the way to "Bad Idea". If you donate an octo, you can shorten your primary hose, and if you're in a long-hose configuration, you can obviously shorten your bungeed backup.)
     
  6. jpsexton

    jpsexton Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Margate, FL
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    I'll add to the positive reviews for these hoses. I'm really liking them more and more. The flexibility just makes the regulator set there with no pull at all. They are extremely comfortable. Everyone should at least put them on your primary.
     
  7. Callo21

    Callo21 Angel Fish

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    my primary reg is a oceanic delta 4, and it has the swivel ball on my reg. to be more flexible in your mouth. Can you get these hoses with that connection? Thanks.
     
  8. D_B

    D_B Kimber/TekDiveGirl storyteller and memory keeper ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I don't think they're available with a swivel (as far as I know) and I would think that the extreme flexibility would render a swivel unnecessary. I have a swivel on my hose and under pressure it dosn't "swivel" unless I pull on it .. I think that when I get a Miflex hose I will do away with it ( I got it so I could route a longer primary hose under my arm)
    I did get a chance to handle one and they are very flexable and very light

    I have asked about if they are going to have a BC hose with the larger quick connect that an Air2 uses and they have no plans to make one
     
  9. snowmaker

    snowmaker Divemaster

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    I don't think your need a swivel with these hoses. Most swivels have to be moved by hand when under pressure. These hoses are very flexible and would not move the swivel on there own.
     
  10. PhilEllis

    PhilEllis Dive Shop

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    Most of the people with alternate air inflators are purchasing a MiFlex hose, along with a conversion adapter to work with the inflator.

    For the Air2, you can use this link. Actually, this is what some of the original equipment manufacturers do for these hoses.........

    Adapter to Convert Standard Scuba Hose to Air 2

    You then simply order the proper length low pressure MiFlex hose. Thanks.

    Phil Ellis
     

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