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Behold the Kraken with red armor!

Discussion in 'Vintage Double Hose' started by couv, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    Behold the Kraken with red armor!

    Kraken Armor Red.jpg
     
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  2. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    nice!
     
  3. guyharrisonphoto

    guyharrisonphoto ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    VERY sharp. Now if they would bring back the red hoses . . . .

    Still not going to replace my classy gold Kraken 2016 SE, though.
     
  4. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    Thank you.

    I do have a set of red hoses, but when Bryan said "no more red hoses" I put them away for special occasions.
     
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  5. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    I cherish mine too, but I also consider every dive a "special occasion"...
     
  6. Fibonacci

    Fibonacci Manta Ray

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    Very snappy :cool:
    True, every dive with a Kraken double hose is a special occasion here in Australia... lots of incredulous looks and then many questions when they realise its a modern version!
     
  7. guyharrisonphoto

    guyharrisonphoto ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Just dove mine for 24 dives on a liveaboard trip to Cuba and it did generate a lot of interest.
     
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  8. reefrat

    reefrat Manta Ray

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    That red armor looks like it could also be the attachment point for a red bubble diffuser over the vents?
     
  9. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

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    I think Bryan attempted to install a mesh type bubble diffuser inside a Kraken; but it had little lasting effect as the bubbles re-aggregated once outside the case.
     
  10. reefrat

    reefrat Manta Ray

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    I can certainly see that happening. The diffuser would have to be outside the case so that bubbles would exit the vents and then disperse inside the diffuser before exiting at a slower rate and over a greater area. The diffuser would need to be perforated with small round holes rather than a mesh- which allows the bubbles to escape too close together. I think the diffuser would only cover the top half of the can and be open at the bottom to allow excess gas to escape if the diver was breathing hard and therefore exhaling large amounts.
    I would like to get one of those armors and see what I could attach to it!
     
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