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Has anyone seen or used the new Scubapro Hydros Pro BCD

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by mockney, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Andre_N

    Andre_N Nassau Grouper

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    Can you please share the LDS and address/website? Thanks
     
  2. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    This is part of the reason the more forward thinking wing manufacturers have narrowed up their single tank wings so much, to reduce taco’ing and the affects of having sides that wrap around the tank excessively and trap air at the highest points on each side. The bottom crossover can be used just as easily as the top crossover, you just go butt up for a second and air will cross over and balance out. This is why I’m still a huge fan of full 360 donut wings and dislike horseshoe designs.
     
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  3. Andre_N

    Andre_N Nassau Grouper

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    Hey @FezUSA, I just received mine from LP yesterday. Only the lowest bungee is locked in the center of backplate by a piece of metal. Would you mind check yours? Thanks
     

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  4. Anish

    Anish Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Singapore
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    I have the Scubapro Hydros and was experiencing the unbalanced air issue when it was new. A dive master suggested rinsing the inside and then storing it inflated. That stopped the fabric from sticking to itself and creating air pockets. Still sometimes on the surface if I put a lot of air into it it can feel unbalanced, but only at the end of the dive. In the beginning when my tank is full its fine even on the surface and inflated. But overall I still like it. I got the large(based on their size charts) but medium would have been Ok. On the large I am fully tight and comfortable on a 3 mil suit. On a rash guard only its a tad looser than Id like.
     
  5. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    Ditto!
     
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  6. T Mogle

    T Mogle Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: United Kingdom
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    That means ditching the Scubapro Hydros Pro altogether. SP X-Tek with hardness and wing of your own choice is a better alternative every time.
     
  7. stuartv

    stuartv Seeking the Light

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    Why? The Hydros is a donut right?

    And if you're choosing another harness and wing, why would you specifically want to choose a SP X-Tek back plate? If I were buying a BP by itself, I'd be looking at Deep6 or Dive Gear Express.
     
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  8. T Mogle

    T Mogle Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
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    @stuartv You are right Hydros is a donut!

    I suggested X-tex just to stay with Scubapro.
     
  9. Kalicocat

    Kalicocat Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canada
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    I just sent mine on Friday to our distributor to get all of the upgrades and bungie fix, I should get it back towards the end of next week. I have seen the latest units with the bungie fix and all 3 bungies are fixed to the back of the plate so that there is no movement of the wings from side to side. Here's hoping mine comes back the same. Mine was so bad that air would migrate to the right by just looking at it, you didn't have to be wearing it. Trim weights were impossible to use due to this issue. If the fixes are not the same as a new Rev 3 unit and still cause me issues, I might jump to a Lotus. I tried a ladies Zena this week and had a tough time getting the zipper done up once the weights were in the pockets and the BC was strapped to the tank. I'm sure it would have been easier on dry land but this was a shore dive. Otherwise it was the best fitting BCD I've ever worn.
     
  10. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: New Jersey
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    Which “upgrades”? Are you talking about the shoulder strap replacements? That’s a recall, not an upgrade. SP is not fixing the bungees on existing BCDs; I’m not sure what your LDS is doing about that.
     

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