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Buoyancy for tray set up

Discussion in 'Strobes and Lighting' started by Dannybot, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Dannybot

    Dannybot Divemaster Candidate

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    Stix or floatation arms?
     
  2. Ucarkus

    Ucarkus Nassau Grouper

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    I am asking the same question my self these days but I guess stix is more versatile as you can balance and adjust for many different configurations.
     
  3. jgttrey

    jgttrey ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I prefer float arms because I'm not confident in the Stix holding up at deeper depths. It does mean that my rig is a little heavy when I switch from the dome to macro and lose all that volume, but I suppose if it was material I'd just supplement with a stix, but I'd still prefer the bulk of the buoyancy to be carbon fiber floats. It hasn't really been a problem though.
     
  4. Cali_diver

    Cali_diver ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Having used stix and other variations I would recommend float arms. That being said, I do use a stix type float collar for my macro set-up as well.
     
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  5. Canadave

    Canadave Solo Diver

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    ... or you can DIY using rigid foam and really customize your rig.
     

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  6. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Regular of the Pub

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    I recently replaced my Stix with float arms and am getting more buoyancy out of the same size. Amazon has some really affordable ones.
     
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  7. fmerkel

    fmerkel Loggerhead Turtle

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    I had a well known photographer/resort manager tell me you have to be pretty selective with float arms. He said some don't hold up and start to leak? People had experience with this? They are expensive for that kind of failure to happen.
     
  8. Barmaglot

    Barmaglot Manta Ray

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    I got a pair of float arms off Aliexpress, no trouble in about fifty dives so far.
     
  9. 2ndjetty

    2ndjetty Solo Diver

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    My vote is Stix on Ultralight arms. You can also cut them into thirds or halves for really customizable buoyancy. It's also a much cheaper solution if you're on a budget.
     
  10. Dannybot

    Dannybot Divemaster Candidate

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    Thanks for the replies. I got the Stix
     
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