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Golem Gear 35# single tank wing?

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by Eric Sedletzky, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    Just curious,
    Has anybody here used Golem's single tank donut wing?
    Golem Gear Wing 35
    How does it match up to Oxycheq's Mach V or other single tank 360 loop wings? Size wise, construction, durability, etc.
    I have customers needing wings for my plates and I don't know what to tell them.
    Any advice appreciated.
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2017
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    quality is fine, customer service? basically non existent so I'd avoid that one at all costs.... I'd probably call Patrick at Oxycheq and see if you can work something out if you don't want to go with DSS
     
  3. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    Do you mean customer service for any warranty issues after the sale, or issues with the initial purchase of products off their website?
    I used to be a dealer for Oxycheq years ago. Manufacturer to dealer relations were golden up until several of my customers started bringing back lights that went bad and then Patrick was MIA and didn't want to deal with it. Dwayne handled it but customer service kind of vaporized in that situation too. At least I covered my customers as a dealer, and it was costly.
    But their wings are still killer, and from what I'm seeing they are still about the best singles wings out there. They are on the upper end though and some of my customers are looking for something with a little better value. My concern is that the features and quality ratio matches the price point somewhat so they don't end up buying something that seems super cheap and a great deal but is an unusable piece of crap.

    DSS is not really an option (although very nice stuff) because we're looking for full 360 donut wings with 360 loop zippers and inflator hoses mounted on the left side, and DSS doesn't match any of that criteria.

    Other wings I've looked at are too wide for a single tank wings in my opinion.
     
  4. ScubaSteve858

    ScubaSteve858 Nassau Grouper

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    Deep 6 has 30lbs wings meeting that criteria. I haven't used them but do use their regulators and fins. Customer service is unmatched.
     
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  5. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    Fantastic!!!
    I just looked at Deep6 and had no idea about the company.
    Really great looking stuff!!
    I've been away for a while.
    Thank you!
     
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  6. ScubaSteve858

    ScubaSteve858 Nassau Grouper

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    Glad I could help! @cerich Made my purchasing decision an easy one. He took the time to speak to me over the phone and promptly responds to emails. The quality of the gear I have purchased from them is amazing. If I didn't already have a DSS setup I would have gone with Deep 6 based on my experiences with the company.
     
  7. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    There's pretty much zero customer support from Jakub. Period. He has good stuff, but if it's not sitting on his shelf when you place your order, and he happens to be there, and feels like taking it to the post office, good luck getting it in a timely manner, good luck getting any information about when it will ship, and if you've got a problem with it, good luck getting ahold of him to get it resolved.

    He's a nice guy, and has excellent stuff, but he's probably the worst businessman I've ever dealt with. I typically place an order 6 months before I think I'll need it and forget about it, hoping that it shows up at some point before I need it.....
     
  8. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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  9. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  10. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    Just curious, have you actually used one of those? The cam band slots look so narrow that if they don't happen to line up perfectly with the slots on your BP and also in exactly the right spot for where you want the wing itself positioned, you would just be SOL.

    Also, do you know what the deal is with what looks like bungee cord (in one of the pictures on the site) that is going through the very bottom of the wing? You can just see it in the one picture that shows the very bottom of the wing, with the drain holes and the dump valve on the left. Is that the "internal perimeter cord to retain shape" that is mentioned in the description? How does that actually work, in real life?
     

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