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I found a sidemount kit to be very convenient for any type of rebreathers, especially for over-the-shoulder counterlung CCRs (Inspiration, Evolution, Megalodon). Don't hesitate to share your experience if you use this kind of kit.
Wait so this would be putting your 02 and diluent supplies on your sides like stage bottles?
No, onboard cylinders stay just the same. Sidemounting bailouts means it's easy to chop and change dependant on depth/duration of a dive. Bottom gas bailout on the left, 50% on the right - both with a whip so they can be plugged in if required. Backmounting a 'spare' small O2 cylinder in addition for deeper dives.
Very nice article. I'm having issues with my Inspiration mounted bailout cylinders, I'm just not limber enough when all geared up to attach them myself. i've been considering the side mount for a while now as side mounting sounds like a reasonable option. Thanks for publishing your findings. Suggestion: A set of photo's showing the differences in the water (multi views) might have been a nice touch.