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Can someone run down which tanks work best for DIR style stage bottles?

Discussion in 'DIR' started by beanojones, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. limeyx

    limeyx DIR Practitioner

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    Hows this one ? :) (No, it's not me!)

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  2. beanojones

    beanojones Solo Diver

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    Since Hy-mark seems to be much much easier for us to get in the Pacific, can anyone else confirm that the Hy-mark S80 rides like a Luxfer S80?

    Does the Hy-Mark AL40 also ride like a luxfer AL40?
     
  3. Rainer

    Rainer DIR Practitioner

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    I can confirm the Hy-Mark Al40 rides like a Luxfer Al40. Haven't tried the Hy-Mark Al80.
     
  4. elan

    elan DIR Practitioner

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    I can say that hymark al6 used for inflation rides exactly like luxfer al6

    So given that 2 sizes of tanks from hymark ride the same as luxfer there is a great chance that al80 will rode the same :wink:
     
  5. Jasonmh

    Jasonmh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  6. 50Fathom

    50Fathom NAUI Instructor

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  7. beanojones

    beanojones Solo Diver

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    What I heard: Hymark was bought out by Worthington, and so Worthington tanks are actually Hy-Mark. At least that was what I was counting on.

    Worthington Industries to Acquire Hy-Mark Cylinders - MFRTech

    Got no idea about the truth of this, but when I said I could get Hy-Mark, I met the ones from XS Scuba which are in fact, currently actually Worthington.

    I was assuming that Worthington was not for no reason going to change the buoyancy characteristics, but that's why I am buying a couple to try before I buy a rental lot full of them.
     
  8. Jasonmh

    Jasonmh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for the info, I hope you are correct about the Worthingtons being the same as Hy-Mark.
     
  9. 50Fathom

    50Fathom NAUI Instructor

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    I heard Hy-Mark was Chinese. I have an issue with that and would refuse to purchase them if that was the case, so I hope it isn't so.
     
  10. 50Fathom

    50Fathom NAUI Instructor

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