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    I don't see anyone attacking DIR here now - a couple of people in full defensive array maybe! Hey - I even gave up smoking this year - DIR-F might still see me yet!

    Actually - if you were really expecting just a hostile reaction I don't understand why you posted this thread here. As it is - I'm glad that you did as I'm sure that there will be at least a few from our more than 30,000 members who are interested.
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    Back to the book - is this some kind of revision, addition, etc to the original DIR-Fundamentals book? The original book seems to detail the gear (as well as the other tennents of GUE style DIR diving) quite well, was there need to update it or produce a new book? Might be interested in seeing what others write about such things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom R
    This book is about gear configuration for the DIR minded diver, when I read it for the first time my first thought was I wish someone would have told me this or directed me this way first. There are too many people selling DIR like stuff with the wrong gear just because that's what the store sells.

    One thing sticks in my mind at the moment it is the backlash alot of divers/instructors/students/salespersons have done lately. Bash and call down DIR walk into their establishments and see what they are selling alot of them are selling DIR-Like equipment and training. Unfortunately some of it is the wrong gear and the diver suffers.

    This book explains equipment and the reasons why that particular equipment is configured that way.
    But isn't that covered in the DIRF?
    Isnt everyone that is DIR already configured the same?

    Or is this book directed towards the Non GUE Trained Diver such as myself... A diver who recognises and uses many of the GUE/DIR, / NACD, ISS CD etc...procedures/configuration???

    If the Book is half as good as what I hear about Dan's class then it must be worth having in my collection. I will check out the NTD website and see if it's there....IF it's not there, please PM me with Ordering Instuctions.

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    This book is not a replacement for the DIRF book, it is a gear configuration book and has the blessing of GUE. It is well thought out and worth the read, and perfect for those about to take the next step in diving or those that have no gear at all, as well for us seasoned vets of diving.

    It's kind of funny cause on another board it was mentioned that this will happened just like this.

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    The revised edition

    Old edition:

    To Dan Mackay if you wrote a book BRAVOthat is no easy task to do. I wish you the best in it's distribution. If I get a chance to I will take a look at it. Good Luck

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    To Dan Mackay BRAVO on writing your book, that is no easy task to do. I wish you the best in it's distribution. If I get a chance to I will take a look at it. Good Luck
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    please PM me regarding price and payment options - obviously putting up a link would be commercial, cant really have that i guess. Alternatively if you have it online (price/ordering), send me the link in a PM.
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    I had a chance to read a draft version of this book back in May. Very well-written. The how and why of the various parts of DIR gear configuration were explained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim
    Hey - I even gave up smoking this year - DIR-F might still see me yet!
    Congratulations! Keep with it Kim. Best thing you cold do for yourself. You're body will hate you for a while but it will love you for it in the long run.

    Way to go.

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    Right arm Kim, don't let the many mornings of hacking and spitting out pieces of lung discourge ya either. You'll be better off for it, it's a hard habit to quit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom R
    This book explains equipment and the reasons why that particular equipment is configured that way.
    Kewl. I'm sure that it would answer a lot of questions people have about this type of gear set up.
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