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How could a group as paronoid about oms's bwod allow their followers to dive a piston reg.
If you open a well used piston you will see the ambient chamber is almost always coroded, the ip chamber is also. The piston o-ring is often not in the best shape, in fact it is on its way to being extruded!
Scubapro also claims the highest flow 1st stage, but all that means to me is when you hp seat going and everything starts free-flowing you will be empty in a matter of seconds.
Is there somthing I am missing?
First, if he had concerns about piston regulators, he would bring up those concerns without mentioning DIR. What does DIR have to do with how quickly piston regulators wear out?
Poseidon, Aqualung, Apex, Atomic, Scubapro, Oceanic, and Zeagle certified service tech
TDI ERD, Advanced Wreck, and cave diver
PADI Assistant Instructor
FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS DIVE PISTONS
Second... An Apeks tech who can't spell Apeks? I don't want this guy servicing my reg.
Third... "FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS DIVE PISTONS"? Sounds to me like he's trying to start some religious flame war. Good thing is that everyone else realizes there are plusses and minuses to piston and diapgragm regs and that all modern regs are extremely reliable when serviced regularly.